In its move to win elections in Lagos State in 2023, the Labour Party (LP) has inaugurated a 24-member Caretaker Executive Committee for Lagos State.
Speaking, the Lagos Chairman of the party Olukayode Salako said that the exco will drive the party’s affairs ahead of next year’s general elections.
It was gathered that theparty unveiled the officers at a news conference in Ikeja.
During the inauguration, Salako presented a letter of appointment of the committee signed by the party’s National Chairman and Secretary, Mr. Julius Abure and Alhaji Umar Ibrahim respectively.
According to him, t the committee had the mandate to reposition the party for winning elections in the center of excellence.
He added that he committee would run the party and sell it to every household in Lagos State.
“This is the brand new LP executive committee in Lagos State. It is constitutionally, legally and lawfully constituted by the national executive body.
”I have here a letter to that effect duly signed by the national chairman and secretary of our party.
“They signed the letter which brought about the constitution of this state executive administration, to run the affairs of the party henceforth in Lagos State.
“There is no faction of LP in Lagos State. It doesn’t exist and it has never existed and it will never exist,” he said.
“The constitution of Labour Party allows appointed State Executive Committee. This is a caretaker committee and our tenure will only run for three months.
“Our goal is to find the party where it is and reposition it to win elections in Lagos State. We are also to prepare the party for the next state congress.
“Our operational mission and vision for the party in Lagos are to make Lagos the next ruling party. Our vision is to form the next government in Lagos State someday soon.
“We have the mental capacity, ability, experience and social-political will, and we are very sure Nigerians are behind us as ‘Moses’ of the time.
“Our party is poised to take over the affairs of running governance in Nigeria. We are determined because we have the social will of the ordinary people of Nigeria,” Salako said.