Who’s the governorship candidate of the Labour Get together (LP)
in Rivers state? Many will say Itubo Beatrice however some insist it’s Fafaa
This lack of ability to see eye-to-eye is the supply of a
controversy brewing within the Rivers chapter of the LP as Princewill has declared
himself because the governorship candidate of the celebration within the state.
Regardless of his declare, Itubo Beatrice stays the candidate
recognised by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
Members of Princewill’s camp alleged that his title was
submitted to INEC following a February 2 courtroom judgement that recognised him as
the LP candidate.
We’re but to acquire the mentioned order and has additionally been unable
to succeed in Princewill for clarification.
Equally, the electoral physique is but to challenge an modification
on the usual bearer for the state.
Itubo has nevertheless dismissed the declare from Princewill’s
camp, saying she stays the candidate of the celebration.
“I wish to state categorically that I’m the Labour Get together
governorship candidate in Rivers state. The celebration has not modified my title,”
Itubo advised TheCable.
“I’m at present in Abuja. I used to be with the nationwide chairman
who affirmed my candidacy. So, there isn’t any foundation for what that man (Princewill)
is saying. It’s a gimmick. I’m certain anyone has paid him to do this.
On the alleged courtroom judgment, she replied: “The place is the courtroom
judgement? Let him convey the courtroom order. Allow us to see the place the courtroom mentioned my
title must be substituted together with his.
“You’ll be able to verify INEC
if my title has been changed. I’ve advised my lawyer to contact him, I’m not even
bothered. I’ve advised my supporters to not be distracted however to come back out and
vote for us.
“All he’s attempting to do is trigger distraction amongst our
teeming members. The one work for us is to inform those who I’m nonetheless within the
race. Labour celebration is aware of their candidate. INEC is aware of the candidate. So, there’s
no level for that distraction.”
When contacted Yunusa Tanko, LP nationwide marketing campaign
spokesperson, he mentioned: “Mrs Beatrice Itubo is the one I do know.
“ the celebration
has the constitutional proper to place up a candidate however I’m not too certain if
that change was made. If the change was made, I’ll affirm and get again to
Julius Abure, LP nationwide chairperson, didn’t reply to
his requires a response.
The governorship and state meeting elections are scheduled
for March 11.