The Ondo State Chapter of the Zenith Labour Party has said it is strong, united and focused amidst rumors of defection of some members.
Honorable Joseph Akinlaja, the State Chairman in a statement signed by the State’s Publicity Secretary, Hon Felix Olatunde said “the party has received no notice of resignation from any of its members and or apparatus, but will not be disturbed should such occur.”
The statement reads: “A truly Democratic Party like ours is well aware of the rights of members to freely join or exit the party without let or hindrance.
“Though we have not received any information from any member of the State, Local or Ward Executive, we state that our party, being a democratic entity, is well aware of the right of persons and individuals to join or exit political formations of their choice.
“The ZLP is a social Democratic Party and allows free entry and free exit of members. What binds the members is the unwavering concern for the plight of the common man and the need to make political decisions that will deepen the spread of social justice so as to democratize access to the good things of life.”
Akinlaja in the statement further said the party is well on course to entrench itself in the political firmament in Ondo State and that those who find its ideals less attractive are not bound to remain but exit.
“We are relentless in our commitment to actualize a political reality that prioritizes the pursuit of the greater good for the greater number of the people of Ondo State as exemplified by the government of our National leader and former Governor of the State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, and on course to spread and consolidate our position in the political space in Ondo State,” the statement continues.
Akinlaja calls on party members across the State to remain steadfast and continue to mobilize and organise to strengthen the party towards attaining political power for the good of all.