A strong member of the Labour Party (LP), Imo state chapter, who also happens to be the landlord of the party’s secretariat, in the state, Dr Libo Agwara, has said that the party would not bow to intimidation from any corner.
Agwara explained this to newsmen in Owerri while reacting to the drama that led to the sealing and unsealing of the LP party secretariat in Owerri, last Monday.
According to him, the attempt to seal up the labour party is the handiwork of some sponsored elements by state actors who wanted to use a purported court order to hijack the secretariat.
While explaining how the security operative bombarded the building, Agwara mentioned that the court order he presented had been obsolete.
“I sent my boys on Monday to come and clean the secretariat. They came and saw some security operatives and other people who denied my boys access to my building. I came myself and when they saw me and that I have superior police officers, they were discouraged and they started making calls, and when I asked them they said they were sent by the government.
“They showed me a court order which was obtained in the middle of March by the Onyekwere group. The court order was an old one. It was not a fresh order.
“I remember when this thing started, I had earlier told the two factions of the LP, to stay away from the party secretariat until I see a proper court document of the authentic leadership of the labour party then I will allow them in. They respected it then I did not know how this other group started forcefully breaking into my property. The group came twice they broke into the building.”
Agwara was of the view that he uncovered that what happened “was the handiwork of some labour party members who were disgruntled and they want to force themselves on us.
“However, we are hopeful we will defeat Hope Uzodimma if the labour party governorship primary process is free and fair. I have told them. The candidate who will emerge must share the same value as Peter Obi. If they make a mistake it not going to work. Especially, now that the official members steering committee for the governorship primaries has been inaugurated we want them to do the right thing.”
He continued: “We are telling Governor Hope Uzodimma, to spend your four years quietly and give us back Imo state. The interest in the governorship election in Imo State will be high because most people in Imo do not want Uzodimma. It all depends on who the LP, brings out for the governorship election. And I want our people to take the money and do the right thing. If the wrong person emerges the obedient will leave. The few good people may not have the financial capacity but they will have people who will come and help them move to win.”
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