- The Labour Party in Enugu state now has a former Nigerian ambassador to Italy, Chris Eze, as one of its members
- Eze was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but defected to the LP over alleged dictatorial leadership of the party in Enugu
- The former Nigerian envoy has also announced his full support for the presidential ambition of Peter Obi
The former Nigerian Army chief disclosed that his defection from the APC was caused by what he described as dictatorship on the part of the party in Enugu.
He went on to state that his resignation from the APC was done so that he can back the presidential ambition of Peter Obi, the governorship bid of Chijioke Edeoga, and the senatorial dream of Okey Ezea, respectively, in the LP.
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Stating that his conscience cannot allow him to support the APC's presidential ticket, Eze said:
“I cannot in good conscience defend the party’s presidential ticket in the coming campaigns for the 2023 general elections.
“I also can no longer bear the dictatorial manner in which the party is administered in the state.
“I believe that Obi, Edeoga, and Ezea are the best candidates for presidential, gubernatorial, and Enugu North Senatorial elections, respectively...
“The problem with some of our members is that I have refused to yield to their selfish demands. It is no longer business as usual.
“The APC needs members that have capacity, competence, and electoral values and not those who cannot win their polling units."
2023: Confusion as APC ex-presidential aspirant dumps Tinubu, drums support for Peter Obi
Recall that Dr. SKC Ogbonnia, a former presidential aspirant of the APC in 2019, has announced his intention to dump Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Ogbonnia has also made known his plan to throw his weight behind Obi.
The southeast politician noted that while he will remain in the APC, his support will be for Obi because he is the spearhead of Nigeria's democratic revolution and the nation's hope moving forward.