- The Zenith Labour Party has refuted a claim alleging that the party has reached financial deals concerning the party’s Anambra guber candidate
- Comrade Yahaya Makama the party's national secretary in reaction on Monday, July 26, described the allegations as false
- Makama clearly stated that ZLP has not reached any agreement, neither has the national chairman received any payment
Abuja - Ahead of the November 6, Anambra state governorship election, Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has denied reaching financial agreements with individuals in connection to the party’s candidate for the guber poll.
A statement by ZLP national secretary, Comrade Yahaya Makama on Monday, July 26, in Abuja stated that the party never received any payment from anyone as being falsely suggested, The Nation reports.
News had filtered in earlier that the national chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu, reached an agreement with an unnamed candidate after allegedly receiving a certain amount of money as payment.
ZLP says the news is fake
Makama described the allegation report as false, misleading, and mischievous. The party claimed the mischievous publication is the handiwork of desperate politicians in a particular party over the emerging coalition.
The ZLP national secretary, according to The Independent, confirmed coalition talks with stakeholders from three major political parties as well as no fewer than seven other minority parties.
He explained that the party had entered into high-level discussions to use the party as a platform for a formidable cross-party coalition ahead of the election.
PDP governorship candidate reacts to his exclusion from INEC's list
Despite the electoral commission dropping his name, Valentine Ozigbo on Saturday, July 17, announced he is still in the gubernatorial race to take over from Governor Obiano.
While describing the exclusion of the party from the list published by INEC as temporary, Ozigbo's media adviser, Aziza Uko maintained that the PDP had mobilised resources to ensure the order was vacated.