Labour Party Appoints Hilda Dokubo as Caretaker Chairman for Rivers State Chapter

Labour Party Appoints Hilda Dokubo as Caretaker Chairman for Rivers State Chapter

  • Hilda Dokubo has been appointed as the head of a three-person steering committee for the Rivers state chapter of the Labour Party
  • The Labour Party national chairman, Comrade Julius Abure, appointed the veteran Nollywood actress and her team
  • Abure recently dissolved the former excos of the party after they endorsed the PDP governorship candidate in the state

FCT, Abuja - The national chairman of the Labour Party, Comrade Julius Abure, has appointed veteran Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubo as the head of a three-person steering committee for the Rivers state chapter of the party.

This was contained in a letter signed by Abure, a copy of which was seen by on Thursday, March 9.

Hilda Dokubo is the new caretaker chairman for Labour Party in Rivers state. Photo credit: @dokubohilda
Source: Instagram

The letter was addressed to the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.

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The decision to appoint the Dokubo-led panel was a sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the 3-month-old Rivers state Labour Party caretaker committee headed by Deinye Pepple and its subsequent dissolution.

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The steering committee appointed by Comrade Abure listed Dokubo as chairman, Philip Nyechi Loveday as secretary, and Gogo Wellington as spokesman of the party in the south-south state.

He said the immediate task before the committee is to ensure the victory of the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Rivers state, Comrade Beatrice Itubo, and all of its House of Assembly candidates on Saturday, March 18 election.

Comrade Abure said:

“All Obidients and Labour Party members should cooperate with them to discharge their duties to ensure the unity of all of us, which will translate to our victory in the coming election.”

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On his part, the House of Representatives member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency of Delta state at the National Assembly, Hon. Ben Igbakpa, has described Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as a great man.

Speaking to on the just-concluded presidential election, the New Nigeria People's Party chieftain hailed the impact of Obi's candidacy in the polity.

He said:

“He is not just an ordinary man and that is clear for all to see. He deserves to be president. The court will decide.
“Even his meanest critics cannot fault the fact that he has built a unique and powerful force over a short period that can inspire individuals to take action, support, and even dedicate their lives to his shared vision for the future of Nigeria.
“He has aroused the interest of Nigerians in politics and emotions that can be difficult to put into words, as it often arises from a complex interplay of his personal values, experiences, and aspirations. His followership was not earned with blackmail or spending stupendously.”

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Meanwhile, Labour Party made substantial inroads into the 10th National Assembly by clinching 40 seats in both chambers in the just-concluded elections.

The result sent strong waves across the country as the party continued establishing itself as Nigeria’s third force.

After the polls, Labour Party flushed out many serving lawmakers, including principal officers.

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In a related development, the London-based newspaper Financial Times says Nigeria’s just-concluded presidential election is “badly flawed.”

The publication made its stance known in its editorial published on Thursday, March 2.

The newspaper said the Nigerian election failed to set the example needed for West Africa, where leaders have extended term limits or resorted to seizing power through the barrel of a gun.


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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at

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