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  • Updated: February 25, 2024

Edo: Apapa LP faction presents Asemota as guber candidate

Edo: Apapa LP faction presents Asemota as guber candidate

Labour Party

The leadership crisis in the Labour Party had reared its head again as barely 24 hours after Olumide Akpata emerged as the candidate of the party in the September 21 governorship election in Edo State, the Alhaji Lamidi Apapa-led faction has also unveiled its candidate for the election.

In a letter signed by Apapa as the acting National Chairman and Alhaji Saleh Lawan as the acting National Secretary, Anderson Asemota was presented as the governorship candidate while Monday Mawah was listed as Asemota’s running mate.

It will be recalled that in an election conducted under Julius Abure-led national leadership of the Labour Party, Akpata had 316 votes defeating his contenders by a wide margin, with the closest aspirants, Ken Imasuagbon, popularly known as ‘Rice Man’, and Professor Sunny Eromosele scoring seven votes apiece.

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), submitted the names of the party’s candidate and deputy governorship candidate respectively.

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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