Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate in the 2015 general polls, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, and the entire Labour Party Exco in the state, LGAs and Wards across the 25 LGAs in Delta State have resolved to dump the party in other to embrace the LP and APC merger plans with the party leadership passing a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the State LP Chairman, Chief Tony Ezeagwu.
The decision to disown Chief Tony Ezeagwu was taken during a meeting of the party which has party leaders including Evang Ossai Abbey, Chief Eghwrudjakpor Abednigo Abega, Chief Goddy Ojumah amongst others, as well as party officials from all the LGA and Wards in the state in attendance, reviewed the activities of Chief Tony Ezeagwu in recent times and concluded that either Chief Ezeagwu has developed a sudden ‘mental Amnesia’ or has been so thoroughly compromised that he can no longer lead the party and the merger talks. The party therefore unanimously adopted and passed a vote of no confidence on Chief Tony Ezeagwu, barring all relationship with him by party members.
The party also immediately adopted a motion moving Exco members, leaders and LP party faithful across the 25 LGAs to embrace a new group called ‘’Point of Light of Labour Party’’ favourable to the merger with APC and making Evang Ossai Abbey as Chairman of the group while Mr Tosan Awani is to serve as secretary.
The Point of Light, as resolved would carry all faithful LP members to join the APC on conclusion of the merger talks just as the house also announced that the merger with APC was irreversible.
The motion to pass a vote of no confidence on Tony Ezeagwu and embrace the Point of Lights in favour of APC was moved by Comrade Sunny Enenuvwedia and was unanimously adopted by the house.
Meanwhile, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru has reaffirmed his preparedness to join the APC with members of his political family and the entire Labour Party faithful in the state, stressing that nobody would be coerced to leave or remain in Labour Party as the people were free to make their choice of where to be. He stated this in reaction to the disposition of the LP State Chairman, Chief Tony Ezeagwu, towards the merger, adding that LP was bigger than one person and that the decision taken by the entire LP leadership to quit for a smooth sail into the APC was sacrosanct calling on his followers to be focused so as not to be distracted by the antics of those who are out to draw the party backward because of selfish interests.