The Labour Party in Nasarawa State has denied endorsing the re-election bid of Governor Abdullahi Sule of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement issued by its Chairman,
Alexander Emmanuel Ombugu on Tuesday in Lafia, the party described the report as fake news.
A group led by the party’s House of Representatives candidate, Anga Kuje Solomon had reportedly endorsed Governor Abdullahi Sule and other candidates of the governing party ahead of the March 18 elections.
Reacting, Ombugu who denied the purported endorsement threatened to sanction any official who joins the APC to sabotage the chances of the party’s candidates in the coming elections.
According to him, there was no way the party could have endorsed Governor Sule who had only to his credit bus terminals he built in Karu and Lafia areas of the State as achievements.
The LP Chairman however revealed that the party’s gubernatorial candidate had stepped down and declared support for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), David Emmanuel Ombugadu.
“If the APC is ready to share money to them or any of our supporters, they should collect the money and still support our candidates to emerge victorious in the coming elections.
“After all, the money being shared since the 2023 electioneering process began belongs to the state, so they are also entitled to it.
“Let me once again, express my profound gratitude to all our supporters for coming out en-mass on February 25, 2023, to vote for our Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, where he polled 191,361 votes in the state to beat our closest rival, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 172,922 votes.
“I want to urge everyone of us to come out again to vote for all our candidates during the March 18, 2023 elections, and I assure you all that your efforts will never be in vain as we will provide good leadership if we emerge victorious,” he added.
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