- The NLC has said it will reject plans by a former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, to return to its party, Labour Party
- The congress said there would be no room to accommodate Mimiko in the party
- They said Mimiko plans to use Labour Party "to launder his sagging political image"
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Labour Party (LP) has said they will reject every attempt by a former Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, to return to the party.
The national chairman of LP, Mike Omotosho said with the former governor’s political antecedents, there would be no room to accommodate Mimiko in the party.
Vanguard reports that Omotosho said Nigerian workers wish to put a disclaimer to this "ill-fated adventure."
He said: "The Nigerian Labour Congress is fully aware of plans by Mimiko to destabilise the current gains made by workers to reclaim and reposition the party. It is very obvious that the sole purpose of Mimiko’s re-approach to the Labour Party is to use the workers’ party to launder his sagging political image.
“Nigerians would recall that Mimiko abandoned the Labour Party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a few days to Labour Party’s October 2015 National Convention.
"Such a treachery and betrayal of a party that gave the former governor succour in the darkest hour of his political career especially as manifest in his two term victory on the ticket of the party is to say the least, cheap and callous.
"It also revealed paucity of knowledge of the philosophy of the Labour Party as a people’s rooted party and dearth of class consciousness on his part.
"While the leadership of NLC continues to work to rebuild the Labour Party especially through the instrumentality of our political commission, we urge all workers and indeed genuine lovers of popular democracy to ignore the political theatrics of people like the former Governor of Ondo state."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) received a letter of resignation from Mimiko. The former governor resigned from the PDP, as he concluded arrangements to return to his former party, LP.
His action followed a disagreement which ensued between him and some PDP national leaders, shortly after he left office as governor in 2017.
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