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Labour endorses PDP guber candidate, flag bearer ‘steps down’ for APC

Sir Siminlalayl Joseph Fubara and Labour Party

The Labour Party has endorsed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers.

On Tuesday, the Labour Party chairman in Rivers, Dienye Pepple, said his party had resolved to support the PDP flag bearer.

He announced this to journalists in Port Harcourt, saying that the party endorsed a credible candidate irrespective of party affiliation in the state.

“The LP in Rivers will be voting a riverine candidate in the person of Sir Siminlalayl Joseph Fubara of the PDP from the South East Senatorial district of the state during the upcoming gubernatorial polls,” said Mr Pepple. “The Labour Party and her members are defenders and ambassadors of the values that have set her and the Obidient Movement apart from all other parties.”

According to Mr Pepple, the Labour Party governorship candidate Beatrice Itubo stepped down and adopted the All Progressives Congress candidate in Rivers.

“The party in the past few days in the state was hit by a major shock of an unknown person surfacing and claiming to be our gubernatorial candidate,” he alleged. “This followed the news making rounds on social media that the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Mrs Beatrice Itubo, has stepped down and adopted the APC candidate.”

Mr Pepple added, ”In order for us not to remain in the dark, the party, in line with the 23 LGAs chairmen, has decided to support a credible candidate irrespective of the party affiliation. Our Labour Party and its candidate to date, Mr Peter Obi, put up a robust and most impressive representation of ‘people power’ not seen in recent Nigerian history.”

The Labour Party chief urged all members, supporters and “our Obidient team in Rivers to come out in their numbers on Saturday, March 11, 2023, to vote Fubara from the South-East senatorial district of Rivers for governor.”

(NAN)

Source: Peoples Gazette

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