Bayelsa 2023: Labour Party Adopts PDP's Douye Diri as Guber Candidate? Spokesman Reacts

Bayelsa 2023: Labour Party Adopts PDP's Douye Diri as Guber Candidate? Spokesman Reacts

  • Labour Party (LP) denied adopting Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) in Bayelsa gubernatorial election
  • The party said its candidate, Engr. Udengs Eradiri is still in the race to win and no amount of dirty politicking will stop the Labour Party
  • The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, said the rumour is an attempt by the opposition elements to frustrate LP's chances at achieving victory at the polls

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Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - The Labour Party (LP) has reacted to the report that its governorship candidate in Bayelsa state, Engr. Udengs Eradiri has declared its support for Governor Douye Diri ahead of Saturday, November 11 election.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, said no Labour Party official from the national headquarters has entered into any deal with Governor Diri to compromise the election.

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Bayelsa guber: Labour Party denies Adopting PDP's Douye Diri Photo Credit: Douye Diri/Engr Udengs Eradiri
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In a statement on the LP website, Ifoh said the report is an attempt by the opposition elements to frustrate LP's chances at achieving victory at the polls.

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“We are in this race to win and we are sure that no amount of dirty politicking can stop the Labour Party and its candidate, a former President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC from winning the election. Comrade Eradiri is young, popular, experienced and with a track record of performance at the highest level. His zeal to change the socio-economic status of Bayelsa is unimaginable and unprecedented.”

Ifoh urged Bayelsa people to disregard the rumour and support the party as they did during the presidential election on February 25.

He added:

“We also use this opportunity to call on our candidate, Eradiri to be focused and not to be distracted from the goals before him. He must ensure that the entire party structure is put into maximal use to achieve the needed success.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that former President Goodluck Jonathan unveiled his preferred candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa state. J

Jonathan backed Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second tenure because of the stability of the state.

Bayelsa guber polls: Why I’ll be re-elected on Saturday, Gov Diri

Diri said the people will re-elect him for a second tenure on Saturday, November 11 in the Bayelsa governorship election.

He said Bayelsans will vote for him again because of his performance in the last four years.

The governor stated this while speaking at the grand finale of his campaign at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa on Tuesday, November 7.

Source: Legit.ng

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