NLC transition committee protests at Labour Party headquarters, demands Julius Abure’s resignation

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) national transition committee, have staged a protest to demand the immediate resignation of the  Labour Party’s national chairman, Julius Abure.

The acting chairman of the transition committee, Aduwaheed Omar, on Tuesday led members of the labour union to the headquarters of the Labour Party in Abuja. 

They were seen chanting solidarity songs while calling for the resignation of Abure on grounds that his tenure as the chairman of the party had expired.

The officials were however denied access to the party’s headquarters on their arrival, as the gates were immediately shut by security officials.

The police fired teargas to dispatch the protesters when they attempted to force their way into the premises. 

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), had in March stormed the party’s secretariat to demand the resignation of Julius Abure, the national chairman.

The NLC leadership also accused Abure of planning to hold a ‘secret’ convention without the input of major stakeholders.