After its inconclusive FCT Congress on March 22, 2014, the Labour Party FCT Chapter on 4th August 2014 elected Comrade Ashimole Felix Chukwuma and 19 new officers to pilot the affairs of the party for the next 3 years.
Peter Adejobi believed to be the chosen candidate of the National Chairman, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, stepped down minutes before election to pave way for Comrade Ashimole Felix to emerge as the FCT Labour Party Chairman.
Comrade Ashimole Felix, a lawyer, a former NANS mobilization officer Zone D, is the FCT Coordinator of Socialist Workers League.
Monitors of political activities in FCT believe that the emergence of Comrade Ashimole Felix will rebirth the interest of Labour Movement/Civil Society into the affairs of the Labour Party.
After registration in 2002 by the NLC with the hope that Labour Party would be a partisan wing of the Labour Party Movement, activists have shorn the party due to the seeming lack of ideology and adherence to any principles as evidenced by the brazen manner the national leadership of the Party trades off the party platform to any politician willing to pay.
In 2010, Senator Andy Ubah was given the party platform to contest the governorship of Anambra and less than seven days after losing the election, he went back to PDP. Same is applicable to Ifeanyi Ubah the CEO of Capital Oil in 2014.
Prior to the Anambra election, NLC, TUC and civil society organizations had protested over the payment of oil subsidies to some companies of which Capital oil is one of them.
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