Police Seal LP Secretariat In Imo

The secretariat of the Labour Party in Owerri, Imo State has been sealed by the police, a statement issued on Monday by the national secretary of the LP Umar Farouk, said.

He stated that the secretariat was sealed by the police on the orders of the government of Hope Uzodinma.

The statement read “the national leadership of the Labour Party is shocked over the invasion and occupation of its Secretariat in Owerri, today, Monday, April 3, 2023, by the agents of the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, including thugs and unauthorised policemen from the government house.

“Such an illegal occupation is akin to a similar invasion on the same secretariat on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.”

Farouk added that the government said that the action was due to a court order.

“But as of the moment, no such order to our knowledge was given. No Order has been presented to us by the court or their agents. The policemen presently occupying our secretariat have not even shown us the Order. At the moment, all our officials and staff have been barred from accessing the secretariat.

“We have contacted the office of the Inspector General of Police on the ongoing development in the state, and it has been confirmed that the Force is not aware of any security breach whatsoever in the state to warrant the occupation of our secretariat.”

According to him, the police had also informed the party that it had not detailed any of their officers and men to the Labour Party secretariat in Imo State, and that the officers might have been drafted from the State House in the state.

“The Labour Party however is not unmindful of the efforts of the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma to hijack the leadership of the party in Imo state.”

Farouk however, urged members of the party in the state to be peaceful even in the face of the present provocation.

But the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, said in reaction, that the allegation is untrue.

He claimed that the state government had no hand in the sealing of the Secretariat.

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