The pioneer National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dan Nwanyanwu, has resigned from the party.He announced his resignation in a letter dated February 13 to his successor, Abdulkadir Salam, alleging misappropriation of party fund by the incumbent.
He did not however say if he was defecting to another party but was silent on his political future.
Mr. Nwanyanwu stepped down as the party’s national chairman last year after 10 years in office and was appointed Chairman of its Board of Trustees at the Akure convention.
In the letter, the former chairman accused Mr. Salam of turning himself to “biblical Pharaoh” in spite of the genuine advice given to him.
He also alleged that the recent nomination of the party’s candidates for the forthcoming general elections lacked integrity, transparency and accountability and that Mr. Salam could not claim to be innocent.
The letter reads, “I regret to observe that events in the Labour Party especially with regard to the handling of the recently concluded nomination of candidates on the platform of the party for the 2015 general elections are not in consonance with the integrity, transparency and accountability for which the Labour party had achieved reputation over the years.
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