Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), is dead.
According to reports, Abdulsalam died in the early hours of Tuesday 29, December 2020 from an undisclosed ailment.
Confirming his death, Mr. Kennedy Chigozie, the Deputy National Secretary, LP, said that a public announcement would be made soon by the party.
The party’s National Secretary, Julius Abure, in a WhatsApp message to newsmen said the remains of Abdulsalam will be buried on Tuesday according to Islamic rites in Minna, Niger State.
The national working committee of the party in October 2017, sacked the deceased as the national chairman following allegations of fraud and embezzlement levelled against him.
He was alleged to have embezzled N1.3 billion party funds. He was also accused of anti-party activities.
Prior to his removal, he had refused to appear before a disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to review the allegations against him.
The party had said late Abdulsalam was warned that failure to attend the hearing would result in his removal from office.
Following his removal, Mike Omotosho, a former gubernatorial candidate of the party in Kwara state, was elected as the new national chairman of the LP.
But in April 2018, the leadership tussle came to an end when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it recognised late Abdulsalam as the authentic national chairman of the party.