Will Labour Party Senators and Reps-Elect Defect? National Chairman Abure Spills Fresh Fact
- The Labour Party's national chairman, Julius Abure, has expressed confidence that the elected members of the national assembly under the party would not defect to others
- Abure, while dismissing the insinuation in some quarters, maintained that the elected members of the party are people of integrity
- The Labour Party chieftain added that the incoming lawmakers understood the purpose for which the people elected them, and they would strengthen the country's democracy
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FCT, Abuja - Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party, has said that the newly elected national assembly members under the party would not dump the party for others.
The national chairman of the Labour Party disclosed this after meeting with the senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect under the party in Abuja on Tuesday, March 27, Channels Television reported.
Labour Party's senators-elect and reps-elect would not decamp
Abure assured Nigerians that the Labour Party would make a difference in strengthening the country's democracy.
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According to the national chairman, the elected federal lawmakers under the party are people of integrity, and none of them would decamp to other parties during the 10th assembly.
He disclosed that the LP won eight senate seats and 34 in the green chamber.
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Part of his statement reads:
“We must put on record here that all those who were elected on the platform of the party, either to the House of Reps or the Senate, are well-responsible and dedicated to the party."
Abure expressed confidence that the elected lawmakers were aware of why the people voted for them, adding that they can resist infiltrations once the 10th national assembly is inaugurated.
Also in attendance at the meeting was Peter Obi, the party's candidate in the February 25 presidential election.
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