The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) mobilised its members on Wednesday for a protest at the Labour Party (LP) secretariat, vehemently opposing the party’s forthcoming national convention scheduled for the month end.

The NLC called for the removal of Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the party.

NLC leaders expressed outrage over Abure’s alleged orchestration of a covert convention that sought to sideline the NLC.

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It was also gathered that the national convention was opposed by the Labour Party House of Reps caucus. The proposed date has sparked disagreement between Abure and both the NLC and the House of Representatives caucus, it is said.

Workers participating in the protest accused Abure of plotting to undermine and dismantle the Labour Party. Despite their vocal opposition, the NLC members faced obstruction from men of the Nigeria Police Force, who prevented them from accessing the party’s secretariat premises.

Members of the NLC chanted protest songs against Julius Abure, demanded for his dismissal and transparency in the convention planning process.