Dr Olusegun Mimiko who had on Thursday declared his intention to run for Presidency under the platform of the Labour Party, received the shock of his life when the Nigeria Labour Congress rejected his declaration.
The NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba at a news conference in Abuja said: “It is not possible for Mimiko to run under the Labour Party and we want to say no to that. Mimiko has no business as a member of the Labour Party. The party is registered by the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, Market Women Association, students, we registered the party and the certificate of the party is with the NLC General Secretary”
He further restated that the factional chairman of the party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam is not the recognised chairman of the party.
“Therefore, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam cannot continue to function as the chairperson of the party. That is for those who desire to contest various elective positions under the Labour Party through Salam, the former national chairman of the party.”
Abdulkadir Abdulsalam was removed at the special national convention of the party held on October 3, 2017.