Nollywood actress appointed acting chairman of Rivers LP
A few days before the gubernatorial and state legislature elections that were postponed until March 18 were to take place, the Labour Party named Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubo as the new interim chairman of the party’s River State chapter.
NewsReport that according to a statement released by the national chairman, Julius Abure, on Thursday, the nomination of Dokubo came after the tenure of the caretaker committee headed by Dienye Pepple expired and was dissolved.
Other members of the committee include Philip Loveday as secretary and Gogo Wellington as publicity secretary.
Abure added that the appointment letter was for one month.
The PUNCH reports that the leadership of the Labour Party, on Tuesday, announced the dissolution of the executive council of its Rivers State branch with immediate effect.
A statement signed by Abure said that the state officials of the party were axed for gross anti-party activities and corruption in the management of the party’s funds.
The dissolution came in the wake of reports that the state chapter of the party had collapsed its structure to endorse the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Sim Fubara.
He further stated that those who were at the helm of affairs in the state, where the presidential mandate of the party’s standard bearer, Peter Obi, was openly stolen, should step aside until a full investigation into what happened at the last election was completed.