It is no longer news that the Imo state chapter of the Labour Party, LP will be flagging off gubernatorial election campaign soon and several party stakeholders will be coming into Imo State to boost the morale of their party faithfuls.
But regrettedly, reading through an article written by one of Ukaegbu’s media huncho, Frank Nwaete, I sincerely feel for Ukaegbu.
From the information available on the media space, a faction of the party will be presenting Chief Athan Achonu as their candidate against the ruling of the court, While the second group of the same Labour Party LP will be fielding Chief Ukaegbu as the actual candidate for the November Guber Election.
Coming from those screaming “all eyes on Judiciary, this is really amazing! Labour party is seriously attacked by the recent urgly development of fielding two parallel Governorship candidates, 9News Nigeria gathered.
Speaking without fear of contraction, the situation is posing a legal trap for Mr Peter Obi and by extension, the party at the national level.
Working with the facts on ground, party members have to be aware that Ukaegbu remains the candidate of the Labour party recognized by law and INEC and until there is a new judgement, his candidature remains authentic against that of Athan Achonu’s candidacy, 9News Nigeria gathered.
Speaking with groups of stakeholders in Owerri, Dr Ezeafurukwe Paul while reacting to this technical development bedevilling Imo labour Party posited the following:
“I don’t think it is wise and safe for Peter Obi who seeks redress from the court to come to Imo state and partake in a campaign flag off of a man who doesn’t bear the party flag legally.
“He that goes to equity must go with clean hand. Peter Obi should be smart enough to know when he is being tested and as much as possible, avoid any trap that will jeopardize his reputation, especially as he is equally in court, for his own election case.
However, many Labour Party stakeholders are being expected in the state, including their Presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi for the flag-off of Labour Party Governorship campaign pending the judgement of the court of competent jurisdiction.
With this type of heart bugging challenge facing Imo State Labour Party, which LP governorship candidate is Peter Obi coming to showcase.
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