The Labor Party (LP) has dissolved its State Executive Council in Rivers State.
National Chairman of party, Julius Abure said the decision followed alleged anti-party activities and corruption in the management of party funds in the state.
Abure in a statement, said, the development was part of resolutions of the meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) held on Tuesday in Abuja.
This is coming few hours after the chapter of the Party in Rivers State dumped its governorship, Mrs. Beatrice Itu, and endorsedvher counterpart the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Siminialaye Fubara, for the March 11 guber election in the state.
Abure said the party lost confidence in the ability of the “compromised State Executive Council” led by Deinye Pepple to lead the campaign for the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections come March 11.
Abure explained that the Rivers Executive Council was asked to step aside until full investigation into the activities of the exco during the February 25 general elections in the State is completed.
The statement read: “The national working committee has dissolved the Labour Party State Executive Council of Rivers State with immediate effect, for gross anti-party activities and corruption in the management of Labour Party funds.
“The National Working Committee arising from an emergency meeting today in Abuja believes that it is in the interest of Labour Party and the Obidient movement in Rivers State that those who were at the helm of affairs in Rivers State when our presidential mandate was openly stolen in Rivers State should step aside until full investigation on what happened on that day is completed.
“The National Working Committee has lost confidence in the ability of the compromised State Executive Council led by Mr Deinye Pepple to lead the campaign for the gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections come March 11th.
“The National Working Committee urges all Obidients in Rivers State to disregard every comment made by the disgraced State Chairman of the Labour Party, Deinye Pepple, on the election of March 11th and reiterates the full backing of the Labour Party on the candidacy of Comrade Beatrice Itubo of the Labour Party as the next Governor of Rivers State.
“The National Working Committee therefore enjoins all Obidients to come out massively on March 11th to vote for Comrade Beatrice Itubo of Labour Party.”