For allegedly telling lies that the Certificate of Registration (CoR) of Labour Party (LP) was missing but later ‘found’ and handed it over to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), former National Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, is in serious troubles
The LP has faulted last Thursday’s handing over of the CoR of the party to the NLC, describing his action as contemptuous.
The party’s lawyers Chief Chukwuma Ekomaru SAN said in a letter to NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said that the receipt of the certificate was faulty as it has been reported missing by Nwanyanwu who handed it over even when he had resigned from the party before the 2015 General Elections to join the Peoples Democratic Party.
The lawyer in the letter dated July 31 told Wabba that the party in 19 November 2014 has sued those parading themselves as the National Caretaker Committee of the party with same Nwanyanwu being the 4th claimant in the suit pending before a Federal High Court Abuja and which hearing has been adjourned till 30 September, 2015 by the court.
“We are to inform you that before now the Labour Party had reported to the Police that their certificate of registration is missing because Barrister Dan Nwanyanwu after leaving the party told the National Chairman of the party that the certificate of registration was missing. Following political activities leading to the 2015 General Elections, Barrister Nwanyanwu, for reason very personal to him left the Labour Party and joined the Presidential campaign team of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The whole world by your press coverage on both electronic and print media on 30 July 2015 is now aware that the NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba is now in custody of the certificate of registration of the Labour Party. What Barrister Dan Nwanyanwu handed over to you yesterday (Thursday) as the certificate of registration of labour party is a stolen property because Barrister Dan Nwanyanwu is no longer a member of Labour Party,” the lawyer said in the letter.
Speaking on the matter the National chairman of the party Alhaji Abdulkadir AbdulSalam, lamented that Nwanyanwu who organised the National Convention that brought the present leaderdhip of the party would be the one to try to destroyed it.
“He resigned as the Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party to join the PDP presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan. He told us that the certificate of registration was missing and we filed a report to the Police, how can he now hand over the missing certificate to a group whose activities we are challenging in court?”