Politics is dynamic – Tanko on Abure, Apapa’s LP factions ending rift

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Yunusa Tanko, the spokesman of the defunct Obi-Datti presidential campaign council, has said it’s a good development for the Labour party, LP, Deputy Chairman, Lamidi Apapa and the National Chairman, Julius Abure’s faction to unite.

Tanko said Abure and Apapa’s faction of LP have a common purpose for deciding to put aside their differences and work together.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Tanko said: “Politics is dynamic and anything can happen at any time.

“If they have decided to work together, they may have a common purpose and if it’s for the interest of everybody, why not.

“If it’s for the interest of everybody, it’s welcome, but if it’s for the interest of another purpose, we can just question it.

“It’s good for the house to remain one if that is exactly what the target was.”

Since April 2023, Abure and Apapa have been at loggerheads.

In April of the same year, a court judgment restrained Abure and three others from parading themselves as national officers of the party.

But Abure fought back fiercely to retain his seat with the help of the parent body, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), under the leadership of its National President, Joe Ajaero.

However, Abure’s relationship with the NLC soured after a controversial national convention in Anambra that returned Abure and his loyalists to office.

The convention led to NLC withdrawing its support for Abure and it established a transition committee to conduct a fresh convention.