National Assembly-Elect members Won’t Defect – LP Chair

The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure has said the party would make a difference to deepen the nation’s democracy.

He stated this after meeting with National Assembly-Elect members of the party, stressing that there will be no defections of newly elected party members to the opposition in the National Assembly.

According to the LP chairman, the party won eight Senate seats and 34 seats in the lower chamber, claiming that the party’s federal lawmakers were all upright men who wouldn’t defect during the 10th National Assembly.

Abure said, “We must put on record here that all those who were elected on the platform of the party, either to the House of Reps or the Senate are well-responsible and dedicated to the party.

“They are men and women of integrity and high repute and I am sure they are aware of the basis on why they were elected.

“Even if there are infiltrations, our members have the capacity to resist such infiltrations.”

The purpose of the meeting, which was attended by the party’s leader, Peter Obi, was to refine the party’s goals before the 10th National Assembly’s commencement.

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