“We are at liberty to pick any venue of our choice” -LP Legal Adviser

‘We weren’t part of the National Convention’ -INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disowned Wednesday’s Labour Party (LP) National Convention in Anambra.

Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.

Oyekanmi said that the conduct of the convention was not monitored by INEC, declining to state further why it was not monitored.

NAN, however, reports that the LP had on Tuesday shifted the convention from Umuahia in Abia to Nnewi, Anambra State.

Speaking on the change in venue, Mr Kehinde Edun, the LP National Legal Adviser, told newsmen that the party had duly informed INEC about the change in venue and date.

“No, it is holding in Anambra. Nnewi, to be precise, not Umuahia in Abia State again. In fact, Umuahia was not even the first venue we chose. Benin was the first choice before we changed to Umuahia and now Nnewi.

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“So, we are at liberty to pick any venue of our choice. We only need to inform INEC about the change in venue and time,” Edun said.

Section 82(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 states that political parties shall give INEC at least 21 days notice of convention, congress, conference or meeting.

This includes the convention or meeting convened for the purpose of “merger” and electing members of its executive committees, other governing bodies or nominating candidates.

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  1. I am sincered by Felix from akwa ibom state I really love the party Labor party and I pray that in due time which is success I am one of the stakeholders in the party here in akwa ibom state so please let everybody join hand together and build this party for a better tomorrow what we found ourselves today it’s not good enough see how many people have been suffering today because of our round decision and rubbing that we stand firm and join her and foot for a better party this problem today we shouldn’t have seen we shouldn’t have seen it but well god knows better I pray that God should visit us in this new year thank you very much I remain comrade

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