LP chieftains say the congress was successful
In spite of all envisaged odds, the Ogun State Chapter of Labour Party, LP, on Saturday held a peaceful congress as members of the party trooped out to partake in the exercise, aimed to elect party officers to run the affairs of the party at ward levels.
The congress was held in line with the directive of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party.
The exercise, which commenced at 10 a.m. was witnessed and supervised by all the required agencies including the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the State Security Service, SSS, as well as members of the Nigeria Police Force.
There were no incidences of violence recorded at all wards where the exercise took place.
At some local government areas visited by PREMIUM TIMES, party loyalists both old and young trooped out to take part in the ward congress exercise.
Some of the local governments were the exercise was conducted include: Imeko Afon, Yewa North, Yewa South, Ipokia, Ado Odo Ota, Sango Ota, Ewekoro, Ifo, Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Odeda, Obafemi Owode, Remo North, Ikenne, Sagamu, Odogbolu, Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North East, Ijebu East, and Ogun Waterside Local Governments.
Witnesses at the Odeda Local Government collation centres say that going by the turn-out of members of the Labour Party in the local government area, and the peaceful manner in which the affairs of the party was conducted, the party has shown it is the party to beat in
the 2015 general elections.
A chieftain of the party and former Sports Commissioner for Sports, Bukola Olopade, while speaking with journalists said he was satisfied with the conduct of the exercise.
The ex-commissioner said that the peaceful success of the congress was a signal to the relevance of the party in the state and a stepping stone towards taken over power at the forthcoming 2015 general elections in the state.
Meanwhile, the Acting Chairman of the Party, John Olaleye, in his own remark said the exercise was successful especially with the overwhelming enthusiasm shown by party members in their collective
resolve to oust the ruling party in the forthcoming elections.