Edo Guber March 11: LP Denies Alliance With PDP, Says 24 State Assembly Seats Belong To Labour
The Edo State chapter of the Labour Party has denied it has an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 11 election, just as it vowed to win the 24 state assembly seat.
Comrade Kelly Ogbaloi, Edo State Chairman of the party, who spoke at a press conference on Thursday called on the party supporters to ignore information making the round on such alliance and vote for the LP candidates in the House of Assembly election.
According to Ogbaloi, “Information reaching the hierarchy of Labour Party is that the PDP have been engaging in last minute manoeuvring, running nocturnal meetings and seeking ways to meet Labour party House of Assembly candidates.
“This can be understood from the damming failure they experienced in the polls on February 25 but they could be looking for an alliance but certainly not with the Labour Party and its House of Assembly candidates.
“We unequivocally declare that we are going into the election with all our hearts and therefore not holding consultation or judicial disposition with any political party, be it PDP or APC. We are further clear that those PDP allegedly invited to a meeting are no members of Labour Party.
“We encourage the people of Edo State, our teaming supporters, respected support groups, to come out in full strength and replicate the gallantry we showed in the Presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday. Don’t be deterred and do not be intimidated, we have done it and we can do it again. Let us take Edo State back.
The Edo LP C chairman thanked the people of the state especially Edo South and Central respectively, nothing that the party is calling on INEC to conduct another election in Edo North and other areas where there were trouble on the election.
He added, “We have received the results declared by INEC, and hold the view that the Institution have not done well, as all the results across the Country were riddled with manipulation and contestable.
“Outright physical attacks by persons allegedly identified as government agents in collusion with Nigeria Police was reported. In some instances, result sheets and other election materials were taken away.
“Our expectation, was that by the age of INEC today, they would bring to the Electoral table such improvement that can define sophistication and setting of new standards for the world on Election management but No, what we saw was shameful compromises, reckless indulgence and thoughtless cancellation of elections in the units and avoidable omissions.
The almighty BVAS glowingly extolled by Professor Mamoud Yakubu and his gangs was a fiasco,” he added.