Nwanyanwu Quits Office As Labour Party National Chairman
National chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dan
Nwanyanwu, Tuesday gave an indication that he
will be stepping down as chairman of the party.
Chief Nwanyanwu was reportedly to have
announced his decision to leave his seat as the
chairman of the party at the National Working
Committee (NWC) meeting of the party held at its
national secretariat in Abuja.
Nwanyanwu was said to delivered what appeared
to be his valedictory speech during the NWC
meeting, informing other national officials about
his intention to quit office and to allow his
successor to emerge during the party’s
convention scheduled for next month, according
to a reliable source.
Nwanyanwu has been holding the position since
2004 and has completed two terms.
It was also gathered that some party stakeholders
have tried to advise him against the decision and
continue to be the chairman of the party since its
constitution does not set a limit to the tenure of
the party chairmanship.
“Many of us would want him to continue in office.
There have been pressures from stakeholders for
him not quit but to stay further since the
constitution does not provide any limit or tenure
for the office of the chairman. No doubt his
tenure has helped to build the party to a great
heights,” the source said.
But the source informed that despite pressure on
him to stay back,he was said to have stood by his
decision to leave office which according to the
source may not be unconnected with the
defection of the Ondo State Governor, Dr.
Olusegun Mimiko who was his most trusted allies
in the party to the People’s Democratic Party
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