Pressure mounts on LP spokesman, Tanko, to resign as NCP chairman

The National Deputy Chairman (South South) of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Pastor Peters Omoragbon, has criticized the party’s National Chairman, Mallam Yunusa Salisu Tanko, for accepting another position as the spokesperson for the Labour Party (LP) without resigning from the first.

Members of the party were disturbed by the chairman’s silence and inability to tender a letter of resignation as a member and Chairman of the NCP, according to Omoragbon, who congratulated Tanko on his appointment as LP spokesperson.

“Suffice to mention, however, that the members of the NCP have waited patiently since October 16, 2022, for Mallam Tanko to formally relinquish his position as National Chairman of NCP and withdraw his membership, in line with extant electoral laws and the constitution of the NCP to no avail, hence, my resort to formally put the party on notice that Mallam Yunusa Salisu Tanko cannot act as the NCP National Chairman and the spokesman for Labour Party at the same time,” he said.

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Referring to Article 2 of the NCP’s constitution, which stipulates Membership Qualification, Rights and Duties, Omoragbon said sub-section 2.2 of the party’s constitution states: “It is the duty of every member, particularly those occupying public offices, to project and always uphold the goals of the party and failure to do so shall constitute anti-party activity punishable in accordance with the provisions of this constitution.”

The South South deputy national chairman urged Tanko to emulate Chief Doyin Okupe who resigned his appointment as the spokesperson of the LP to uphold the mantra being preached by Peter Obi for a new Nigeria.

 

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