Beatrice Itubo Remains Rivers State Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate
The drama in the Rivers State chapter of the Labour Party has assumed a new dimension with the dissolution of the Executive Council led by Deinye Pepple by the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure
Kenneth Okonkwo, a spokesman for the Labour Party released this statement today following the confusion created by the statement released by Deinye Pepple that Labour Party had decided to back Sim Fubara, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
That statement by Deinye Pepple is believed to have been influenced from the Rivers State Government, which is determined to ensure the election of Sim Fubara, as the next governor of the state in the March 11th polls.
Okonkwo reaffirmed the candidacy of Beatrice Itubo as the Labour Party Gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State
Labour Party is believed to have greatly outperformed all other parties in the state in the presidential elections in Rivers State. The released results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which favored Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is now the subject of dispute.
Here is the statement by Okonkwo:
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF LABOUR PARTY, COMRADE JULIUS ABURE, DISSOLVES THE LABOUR PARTY STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF RIVERS STATE
Comrade Julius Abure has dissolved the Labour Party State Executive Council of Rivers State with immediate effect, for gross anti-party activities and …
corruption in the management of Labour Party funds.
The National Chairman believes that it’s in the interest of Labour Party and the Obidient movement in Rivers State that those who were at the helm of affairs in Rivers State when our presidential mandate was openly stolen in Rivers State should step aside until full investigation is completed on what happened on that day.
The National Chairman has lost confidence in the ability of the compromised State Executive Council led by Mr Deinye Pepple to lead the campaign for the gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections come March 11th.
He urges all Obidients in Rivers State to disregard every comment made by the disgraced State Chairman of the Labour Party, Deinye Pepple, on the election of March 11th and reiterates the full backing of the Labour Party …
on the candidacy of Comrade Beatrice Itubo of the Labour Party as the next Governor of Rivers State.
He therefore enjoins all Obidients to come out massively on March 11th to vote for Comrade Beatrice Itubo of Labour Party.
Thank you and God bless.