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2023: Labour Party Chairman Speaks On Factional Presidential Candidate as Ezenwafor Emerges

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Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure has addressed the issue of Factional presidential candidate Ezenwafor on Channels TV.

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James Sowole in Abeokuta and Sunday Aborisade in Abuja

The Labour Party (LP) yesterday disowned a former aspirant of the party, Samson Uchenna, who a group claimed to be a presidential candidate of the party.


Also, another faction of LP in Abuja yesterday elected Chief Diga Ezenwafor as it presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.

But LP Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Abayomi Arabambi, in a statement, made available to journalists in Abeokuta, stressed that, “Labour Party has no Factional Candidate.”

The party declared that Mr. Peter Obi remains its sole presidential standard bearer.

The declaration, was sequel to the activities of a group, @PDP Vanguard_ Labour Party, which had named Uchenna as factional candidate.


Arabambi, who described the activities of the group as criminal, said Obi remains the sole presidential candidate of Labour Party.

Arabambi said: “Labour Party here states categorically that this Samson Uchenna is not in any way our party presidential candidate, he is an aspirant on the platform of Labour Party who withdrew his nomination to support Mr. Peter Obi, voluntarily…

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“The National Chairman has therefore directed that

Labour Party debunks this unsavory and mischievous misrepresentation of the 2023 Presidential Candidacy of the LP by the @PDPVanguard.”


It pointed out that Obi emerged in a transparently free, democratically credible, free and fair presidential primary held on May 30th, 2022, in Asaba.

The statement added: “For the avoidance of doubt, LP wishes to commend the sportsmanship of Sampson Uchenna Charles who was one of the four Presidential aspirants that voluntarily stepped down there by paving the way for the Peter Obi as the sole aspirant culminating in his emergence as the Labour Party’s sole 2023 presidential candidate.

We in LP are aware that this is a mere rubbish being pushed by the jinxed opposition with the knowledge and acknowledged bias for nauseating and baseless internet misinformation. It is highly unethical and despicable.”

Meanwhile, another faction of LP in Abuja yesterday elected Ezenwafor as it presidential candidate.

Ezenwafor was the LP former Chairman in Anambra State, and erstwhile aide to former governors Chinwoke Mbandinuju and Willie Obiano.

His emergence was said to have taken place at the convention of the party held at the Garki area of Abuja.

A former deputy national chairman of the LP, who is leading the faction of the party, Calistus Uju Okafor, superintendent over the convention where Ezenwafor emerged as the flagbearer.

Addressing the national delegates after his emergence, Ezenwafor said, “I am on a rescue mission to free Nigerian from social, economic and political crises currently bedeviling it.”

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