BayelsaDecides: 6 Out of 8 Labour Party LG Chairmen Dump Party on Election Eve, Give Reason

BayelsaDecides: 6 Out of 8 Labour Party LG Chairmen Dump Party on Election Eve, Give Reason

Some Labour Party (LP) local government chairmen in Bayelsa state have dumped the party's governorship candidate, Udengs Eradiri, on the eve of the guber election in the state.

Six of the eight local governments said their decision was to protest their exclusion from the LP's executives and structure in the governorship campaign, Daily Trust reported.

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6 Labour Party chairman dumped party on eve of election in Bayelsa Photo Credit: Peter Obi
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The party leaders alleged that Eradiri openly embarrassed, rejected, and insulted them despite all the advice offered to him to allow them to participate in the campaign activities.

They announced their move in a statement in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday, November 10.

In the statement, they LG chairmen claimed their several letters to appear before the state executives of the party and advice on the need to work together turned futile.

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The council chairmen also accused the governorship candidate of refusing to inaugurate the campaign council but resorted to appointing a two-man campaign structure, who were mere errand boys to him.

The LP chairman who dumped the party include: Super Kworkwor (Yenagoa), Ifiemi Ilahnyog (Southern Ijaw), Clinton Naru Emesua (Ogbia), Tamuno Deifugha (Kolokuma/Opokuma), Warri Moses (Sagbama), and Appi Ebierelayefa Stephen (Nembe).

The much-awaited governorship election is currently underway in the state. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been deployed to various parts of the state to conduct the poll.


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