Labour Party Members in Edo State Pledge Support for APC Ahead of Governorship Election

In anticipation of the upcoming Edo State governorship election slated for September 21, indications have surfaced suggesting that certain members of the Labour Party (LP), operating under the banner of the Edo Obi-dient Movement, are poised to throw their weight behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket led by Senator Monday Okpebholo and his running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa.

A reliable source within the group, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed to LEADERSHIP that there is enthusiasm within the group for the Okpebholo-Idahosa ticket, signaling a potential shift of support towards the APC. The source emphasized the group’s belief that Edo State is primed for APC leadership, expressing intentions to publicly declare their backing for the APC candidate and his running mate in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the Obi-dient Movement, during a press conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, expressed dissatisfaction with the leadership of the state chapter of the Labour Party regarding the conduct of the governorship primary election. They alleged that the process was compromised in favor of the highest bidder.

In a statement signed by Comrade Felix Ikhuenbor on behalf of the movement’s leaders, it was clarified that the movement is not aligned with any particular political party but rather aims to promote the establishment of a better society in Nigeria. The statement criticized the Labour Party for its handling of the primary election and emphasized that such actions run counter to the principles espoused by H.E. Peter Obi, whose values the movement aligns with.

The statement further urged H.E. Peter Obi to take decisive leadership actions within the Labour Party, including a thorough review of the party’s leadership and a purge of any elements deemed detrimental to its integrity, in preparation for future elections.

With the apparent disillusionment with the Labour Party’s leadership, the Obi-dient Movement indicated its intention to consider candidates from other parties that align with the aspirations of the people of Edo State, signaling a potential shift in support as the election approaches.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *