Confusion in Labour Party as party rejects spokesperson appointed by Pat Utomi

Labour Party’s Chieftains, on Saturday, rejected the appointment of Charles Odibo as spokesperson for its presidential campaign.

This is coming after the leader of the National Consultative Front (NCF), Prof. Pat Utomi had at a media briefing announced Odibo as leader of the communication team for the LP campaign.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Arabambi Abayomi, the LP said the NCF had no constitutional power to make appointments for the party.

The party noted that only its National Chairman, Julius Abure could make such appointment.

It said: “Our attention has been drawn to the news intercepted through multiple news medium that one Mr Charles Odibo has been appointed as the spokesman of Labour Party by Prof. Pat Utomi,” the statement reads.

“It is not undisputed that LP has not made such appointment since Utomi, who is the leader of NCF, cannot usurp the function of the National Chairman.

Abayomi added that according to article 14 subsection 1(a) of the party’s constitution, the national chairman reserves the right to make appointments.

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