From Paul Ibeh
Since losing in the 2013 Anambra state governorship election, Labour Party has continued to swim through troubled waters. Now, the Party’s candidate in the election, Mr. Ifeanyi Uba, is insisting on removing the state chairman, as well as recovers all his properties in the party.
HOMELAND NEWS learnt that Mr. Uba, is bent of disorganizing the party in the state if he fails to take full control of the party structure.
It will be recalled that Mr. Uba prior to the election spent massively in improving the face of Labour Party in Anambra State through the establishment of a new secretariat.
The state chairman of the party Sam Oraegbunam has been under severe pressure to vacate his office from interests loyal to Mr. Uba. While that has not materialized, the former governorship candidate plans to strip him of the facilities that accompany the Chairman’s office which include movable and immovable properties.
A reliable source told HOMELAND NEWS that the recent moves are not unconnected to opposition by some PDP prominent members over Mr. Uba’s leading involvement in the Transformation Ambassador’s of Nigeria.
He said: “The PDP financiers wondered how Ubah should be promoting Jonathan’s achievements in office when he is not a member of the party.
The prominent politicians are said to have perfected plans to float the Protectors of Nigeria’s Posterity, PNP, as a replacement for TAN.
“It was after the big men convinced the President that TAN not being a political party has no right to canvass for support for his candidacy that Mr. Ubah decided to search for a political platform to control so as to be relevant in the 2015 elections”. The source added.
According to the source, Mr. Ubah was in a hurry to see how he could use the LP to run for the Senate seat of Anambra South Senatorial seat as well as field some candidates for the House of Representatives and State Assembly. His ultimate desire is to play the god father in 2015.
He pointed out that the former governorship candidate has petitioned the Inspector General of Police to recover the items and facilities he donated to the party.
Mister Oraegbunam, when contacted declared he remained the state chairman of LP but added that though he had been asked to report to the Police Headquarters in Awka, he would not know how the police would seek to recover the party’s properties when nobody had declared them missing or the party prescribed.