- Labour party has finally cancelled its governorship primary scheduled to hold in Lagos state on Monday
- The Lagos primary was expected to be between Hon. Moshood Salvador and Gbadebo Rhodes -Vivour
- Meanwhile, a fresh exercise is now slated to hold on Wednesday as announced by the party’s deputy national chairman, Alhaji Lamidi Apanpa
The Labour Party (LP) Governorship Substitution Primary Election for Lagos State has been postponed to Wednesday, August 9.
This followed controversies on the delegates list raised by one of the aspirants, Moshood Salvador.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the process had started at Excel-Oriental Hotel, in Oshodi on Monday, when Mr Salvador complained that 26 of his delegates were omitted from the list.
Salvador, who defected to the party from the APC last month, is contesting for the LP ticket with Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour at the party’s substitution primaries.
Mr Rhodes-Vivour also defected to the party last month from the PDP.
The Labour Party chairman in Lagos state, Ifagbemi Awamaridi, however, insists he remains the party’s governorship candidate.
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Mr Awamaridi’s name is on the list of political parties governorship candidates published by INEC.
Speaking on the development, Salvador said, when he got to the venue of the primary he discovered the list of delegates had been doctored and skewed to favour his opponent.
According to him, each of the aspirants were mandated to submit 100 names of delegates, but to his surprise 26 names among the delegates name he submitted was missing from the compiled list.
Salvador therefore called for cancellation of the primary and urged the party to fix another day when a free, fair and transparent primary would be conducted.
Powerful Igbo leader drops bombshell on Peter Obi, tells constituents not to succumb to “Obidient sentiments”
Meanwhile, Chimaroke Nnamani, a senator representing Enugu east and former governor of the state, told his constituents not to succumb to sentiment or pressure to vote for the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi in the 2023 poll.
The Igbo leader urged the people to remain steadfast with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates to restore hope.
He urged the people to be wary of Greek gifts from the Obideint movement, noting that it would affect the PDP’s chances to produce state governors, senators, reps and state house of assembly.
Peter Obi “Won’t Last on That Seat” Even if He Wins, Reno Omokri Says
Legit.ng earlier reported that the former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, would not last in power if he wins the 2023 elections.
Omokri argued that the chances of Peter Obi winning the election are very slim and that the senate may impeach him within a couple of days of getting to power
The ex-presidential aide then urged Obi's supporters, Obidients, to cast their vote for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.