Labour Party Governorship Candidate in Kwara Suspended
The Kwara chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has suspended Basambo Abubakar, its governorship candidate, for alleged anti-party activities following his endorsement of Shuaib Abdullahi, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara.
Kehinde Rotimi, the Kwara LP chairman, told journalists on Tuesday that the party had not joined forces with any party for the governorship and state assembly polls scheduled for Saturday, adding that Abubakar had no authority to announce the alignment of the LP with another party.
“We are here to set the record straight. Labour Party is a political party with ideology, based on social justice and equality. Labour Party had not adopted the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Shuaib Yaman Abdulahi, as said by Basambo Abubakar,” Rotimi said.
“He has no such 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 the governorship election against the wish of our presidential candidate.”
Rotimi called on supporters of the party to turn out en masse and vote for the state assembly candidates of the party. The LP’s suspension of its governorship candidate shows its commitment to its ideology of social justice and equality and its determination to ensure that its candidates are loyal and committed to the party’s objectives.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.