Why National Consultative Forum has no constitutional power to make appointments for Labour Party

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Our attention has been drawn to the news intercepted through multiple news medium that one Mr Charles Okadigbo has been appointed as Spokesman of LP by Prof Pat Utomi

It’s not undisputed that LP has not made such appointment since Prof Pat Utomi who the leader of NCF can not usurp the function of the National Chairman .

For the records , Prof Pat Utomi who is the leader of the NCF , a strong affiliate of the LP , while in a zoom meeting introduced Charles Okadigbo as the Media Head of the “Big Tent” , an acronym for the NCF and No mention of LP was made on that platform.

All appointments by the LP are made through the office of the National Chairman and announcement made by the National Publicity Secretary under the directive of the National Chairman

For emphasis and clarity :

Article 14 sub section 1(a) of the Labour Party Constitution states as follows;

” The National Chairman shall give leadership to the Party and shall preside over all meetings of the National Executive Council and the National Working Committee of the Party.

This Constitutional provision quoted above vested the power of all appointments and leadership only to the person and the office of the National Chairman.

LP under the Chairmanship of Bar Julius Abure now uses this opportunity to sound a note of warning to any person or group of persons and all support groups that the LP is guided by the Constitution in all its activities and as such all members of the Party and well as interested members of the Public presently in LP should from here on take serious caution that the function of the National Chairman as head of LP is not in question and all must obey the Constitution of the Labour Party and be guided by the party directives

Comrade Arabambi Oluwafemi Abayomi

National Publicity Secretary

13/08/2022
Abuja

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