There is unease in Delta State Chapter of the Labour Party (LP) following the sack of its chairman, Tony Ezeagwu at the Special National Convention of the party and the inauguration of a caretaker committee.
Two chairmen have emerged, including Comrade Emeka Nkwoala, whose caretaker committee was sworn-in Friday.
But in a swift reaction, Ezeagwu described the action of the national body as “illegal”, maintaining that his position remains intact.
But the party, in a letter signed by the Acting National Secretary of the party, Julius Abure, said until the state congress is conducted within 90 days to elect new State Working Committee (SWC), the activities of the party rest squarely on the caretaker committee.
The National Youth Leader of the party, Andrew Ukpebitere, who represented the new National Chairman, Dr. Michael Omotosho, during the inauguration of the committee in Asaba Friday, warned Ezeagwu to stop parading himself as the state chairman.
He urged Ezeagwu to submit himself to the disciplinary committee set up to investigate alleged anti-party activities proffered against him or risk being arrested.
He said, “Ezeagwu’s constitutional three years tenure has since elapsed. INEC participated in the Special National Convention. The dissolution also affected the executives of the party in Anambra and Rivers states. He will be arrested in accordance with the law if he desists from parading himself.”
He also said the former National Chairman of the party, Abdulkareem Sallam, accused of allegedly swindling the party of N1.3 billion will also face the disciplinary panel.