BREAKING: Former APGA National Chairman Dumps Party, Joins Peter Obi in Labour Party

BREAKING: Former APGA National Chairman Dumps Party, Joins Peter Obi in Labour Party

  • After failing to clinch the APGA ticket for the Anambra Central senatorial seat, Senator Victor Umeh has defected to the Labour Party
  • Senator Umeh who is a former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has clinched the ticket of the LP for the same seat
  • Recall that a former PDP chieftain, Peter Obi, has also secured the presidential ticket of the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 general elections

Awka, Anambra state - A former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, has defected to the Labour Party (LP).

Vanguard reported that Senator Umeh made the move after being denied the ticket of APGA to vie for the Anambra Central senatorial seat for the 2023 general elections.

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Senator Victor Umeh, Former APGA National Chairman, Peter Obi, Labour Party, Anambra Central Senatorial Seat
Senator Victor Umeh, former APGA Chairman, has joined the Labour party and emerged as the candidate for Anambra Central senatorial seat. Photo credit: @IykeOrji15
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It was gathered that there was a primary of the LP in Awka where Umeh was nominated as the candidate of the party for Anambra Central.

Umeh will slug it out with Senator Uche Ekwunife of PDP, Dozie Nwankwo of APGA and Chief Kodilichukwu Okelekwe of APC in the main election in 2023.

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There was excitement among LP members when Umeh walked into the venue of the primaries yesterday and chanted the Labour Party slogan.

2023: Peter Obi secures Labour Party's presidential ticket

Legit.ng notes that the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has also clinched the presidential ticket of the Labour Party.

Obi had joined the LP after resigning from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he was aspiring to contest for president.

Both Obi and Umeh are from Anaocha local government area of Anambra state.

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Meanwhile, the Labour Party (LP) has expressed optimism that it will outdo Nigeria’s strong political parties, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Disclosing the party’s optimism, the Peter Obi campaign director, Doyin Okupe on Wednesday, June 1 in Abeokuta revealed that the party can outclass APC and PDP in the forthcoming presidential polls.

Okupe disclosed that the coalition of the NLC, TUC, NURTW and other professional bodies has already secured the Labour Party 20 million voters

Source: Legit.ng

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