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Nigerian Democracy At Risk – Labour Party



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The Labour Party has revealed that the country is at risk of losing its democracy, which, according to the party, is still battered and trying to recover from the unprecedented chain of events.

This information was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh as obtained by News About Nigeria.

The party leaders stated that the persecution of the party began with the persecution of its leaders, which statted with a petition by the APC to the Nigerian Bar Association against the party’s Chairman, Julius Abure, and Presidential Campaign Spokesperson, Kenneth Okonkwo.

Recall that the Labour Party issued a press statement on Thursday, October 26, 2023, alerting the nation that some key leaders of the party have been earmarked for vilification and persecution in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the presidential election.

The Party stated that the planned persecution, intimidation, suppression, and harassment of its leaders and members will likely be enforced using security agencies and other state institutions.

Senator Ajibola Basiru, Secretary to the All Progressive Congress (APC), revealed that the petition submitted to the NBA was for the purpose of requesting disciplinary action against Julius Abure and Kenneth Okonkwo, supposedly for comments against the Supreme Court judgment, which, according to him, were negative and unacceptable.

The Labour Party, however, maintains that every court judgment, especially on political matters, is subject to criticism and administrative review.

LP noted that all authorities in Nigeria, including the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, derive their strength and authority from the people; therefore, all authority in Nigeria is subject to public opinion and oversight.

It urged Nigerians to be on alert and brace themselves for some of the anti-democratic actions, which, according to them, are beginning to surface quite early under the present administration.

They maintained that if the administration succeeds in this dictatorial path, in hounding and vilifying opposition political parties, leaders, members, and supporters, it stands to destroy the democracy witnessed as a result of this overwhelming election season.