Kwara LP Suspend Guber Candidate
The Labour Party (LP) in Kwara has suspended Basambo Abubakar, the governorship candidate of the party in the state, for alleged anti-party activities.
Five other members of the party were also suspended alongside the guber candidate.
This development is barely three days before the March 18 governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
The suspended governorship candidate and his alleged accomplices were sanctioned for alleged anti-party activities and for disseminating misleading information to voters.
Basambo’s suspension comes after his endorsement of Shuaib Abdullahi, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State.
Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Kehinde Rotimi, the Kwara LP chairman, said the LP has not joined forces with any party for the governorship and state assembly polls billed for Saturday.
Rotimi said Abubakara has no authority to announce the alignment of the LP with another party.
He called on supporters of the party to troop out en masse and vote for the state assembly candidates of the party.
“We are here to set the record straight. Labour Party is a political party with an ideology, based on social justice and equality. Labour Party had not adopted the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi, as said by Basambo Abubakar,” Rotimi said.
“He has no authority to issue such a statement on behalf of the party. We are in a very sober mood right now, because of our presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, who was massively voted for by Nigerians, but the Nigerian system came into being as usual.
“Currently, he is challenging the result of the election in court. So, it is morally wrong for us to come out and say we are adopting another party for governorship election against the wish of our presidential candidate.”
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