The Lagos chapter of the Labour Party says no fewer than 20 lawyers and legal professionals have volunteered to help the party and its candidates retrieve their allegedly stolen mandates.
At a meeting with some of its candidates in the last general elections, the party said that a legal team had offered to render services to candidates who felt cheated following the outcome of the state’s February 25 and March 18 elections.
Labour Party chair in Lagos, Dayo Ekong, disclosed this while addressing the frontline candidates and other critical stakeholders at the party’s secretariat in Ikeja on Tuesday evening in Lagos.
“We have a group of professionals and lawyers who want to volunteer their services for free to help our candidates retrieve their stolen mandates. Feel free to contact them in case you need legal advice,” Ms Ekong stated.
The Labour chair added, “We are hopeful that the legal practitioners will help those who do not have money to hire lawyers to fight their cases in court. All eyes are on the judiciary. We are going to win.”
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The party chair told the aggrieved candidates to “stand strong, tall and stay focused no matter the attacks and intimidation.”
According to her, the leadership challenges rocking the party will fizzle out soon as the party has commenced processes to expose and show the infiltrators the way out.
“We cannot allow people who are playing the script of some paymasters in our midst to continue. Our children must grow up to see a new Nigeria, and that is our passion and commitment,” said Ms Ekong. “Be part of history; fight the battle no matter the castigation and intimidation. If our country is better, our children will sing a new song.”
According to her, the Lagos Labour Party chapter is behind the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee.
“We are at a period in this party when everything looks uncertain because of infiltrations,” she said.
She begged all aggrieved candidates to shelve their grievances and work to promote the party and its ideas in their various constituencies.
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