The national secretariat of the Labour party LP has reportedly queried the Kogi state chapter of the party over the poor outing that greeted the Obi/ Datti presidential rally held in Lokoja on Tuesday.
Sources told our correspondent that the query was sent to the state Chairman, Ahmed Suleiman Abdul and members of the state Exco asking them to explain how they have utilised the funds earmarked for the rally.
It was reliably gathered that most of the supporters who mobilised from neighbouring Enugu State to Lokoja for the rally invaded the Ganaja road Secretariat of the party and held party officials captive for several hours asking for their mobilisation.
It was also noted that Igbo Community in Kogi state did not show up at the rally just as the members from Kogi Central and West zones boycotted the rally.
When the report got to the national Secretariat of the party in Abuja, a decision was said to have been taken to send a letter to the Kogi state chapter demanding for explanation on how the fund earmarked for the rally was utilised.
However, the Labour party campaign spokesman, Dr Tanko Yunusa said that the venue, Confluence stadium was approved very late and that the state chairman was directed to mobilise every nook and cranny of the state.
“Please be informed that nobody query me or anybody for our performance. You are aware that we got our venue very late and contradiction of venue and yet we got the crowd we got. Am sure that the State Chairman mobilized all the Zones accordingly because he was in charge kindly find out from him .Within the challenge we got yet the rally held ” he said.