Politics & Governance

EDO 2024: LP Factional Chair, Apapa Produces Guber Candidate After Akpata’s Emergence

The Lamidi Apapa led faction of Labour Party in Edo State has announced the name of its governorship candidate for the forthcoming off season election in the state.

The announcement is coming less than 24 hours after Barrister Olumide Akpata emerged as candidate of the Julius Abure-led national leadership of the Labour Party.

Akpata was declared the party’s candidate in a governorship primary by the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Engr Ikechukwu Emetu, on Friday in Benin City.

The immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association was declared candidate with 316 votes to defeat other aspirants.

However, the Apapa-led faction of the party in a letter dated February 22, 2024 and addressed to the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja submitted the names of the party’s candidate and deputy governorship candidate respectively.

The letter sighted by RovingNaija News on several social media platforms was signed by Alhaji Lamidi Apapa as the Acting National Chairman and Alhaji Saleh Lawan as the Acting National Secretary.

He gave the names of the governorship candidate as Barrister Anderson Uwadiae Asemota while his running mate is Barrister Monday Ojore Mawah.

Apapa said the governorship candidate and his running mate emerged at a primary conducted on February 22, 2024 in Benin City.

When contacted on the phone, Apapa confirmed the letter.

He simply said, “Yes it is true. The letter is from us.”

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