Chairman of Labour party Dan Nwanyanwu has denied resigning from his position. He states that the news by the media which states that he has resigned from the position of the chairman is false. He says that he only made his intentions of not going for re-election in the forth coming National Convention of the party known to the National Executive Council and National Working Committee of the party.
A telephone interview monitored over a TV programme, sunrise daily he said “I am still the National Chairman of the Labour Party. I only gave notice to the National Working Committee and the National Executive Council of the Party yesterday that I will not be available for re-election in the October 4 Convention of the party”.
He further stated that he has no constitutional hindrance and that he reserves the right to run for another office in the party.
Homeland news reports that speculations are rife that the Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, the only one belonging to the Labour Party will be going back to the PDP soon.
Recently, the Labour Party has failed to add to the number of elected office holders in its fold. During the 2013 governorship election in Anambra State, Patrick Ifeanyi Uba mobilized massive support with his limitless resources but could not make all that account for votes as he had 37,495 votes out of a total of 442,242 votes cast. In the election in Ekiti State, having a member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele as candidate could not help the party.
If Gov. Mimiko leaves the Labour party as rumoured, there is concerns that the party’s main source of funding will be closed and the challenge of prosecuting policies and programmes of the party will become a daunting task. Could that be why Dan Nwanyanwu is considering stepping aside?