The Labour Party in Ondo State has said it will not participate in the forthcoming Local Government election in the state.
Also, the party appealed to Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko to desist from allegedly creating crisis in the party with alleged divisive politics of pseudo control of LP by some planted members.
The Secretary of the party in the state, Mrs Ronke Akerele, who addressed journalists in Akure, the state capital, said, the party was aware of covert plans by the government to control Labour Party.
She said: “Our attention has been drawn to the plan of the Governor to keep parading fifth columnists as self-styled members of the party for selfish interest, we hereby state clearly that anyone who is not known to our party cannot speak or represent our party in any capacity”
Akerele also said the party would not also participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state.
She stated: “We also wish to inform the general public that Labour Party shall not participate in the coming council election in the state.
“The party appeals to the Governor to channel his energy to the task of governing the state at this critical period. We shall rather engage the government in constructive criticisms for the benefit of all, which we consider more important than petty issues of divisive politics that is fast becoming trademark.
“We passionately appeal to the Governor to pay the salary arrears of the workers of Ondo State as soon as possible to reduce the untold hardship of the people.
“Despite the fact that the Governor came to power in 2009 under the umbrella of Labour party before defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), that does not mean we should not tell him if he is going wrong”.