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LP disown gov’ship candidate in Adamawa over anti-party

The Adamawa state chapter of Labour Party (LP) has disowned its Governorship candidate, Alhaji Umaru Mustapha, over alleged anti-party during the presidential election.

The state LP Chairman, Mr Christopher Nicolas, while confirming this at a news conference in Yola on Thursday, said Mustapha had addressed newsmen before the presidential election urging his supporters to vote for APC.

Nicolas appreciated the good people in the state for their massive votes for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate, while calling on the party supporters to get their PVCs ready and vote for the party’s candidates aspiring for state assembly on Match 11.

“On behalf of our President, National Chairman, we thanked our supporters for the votes given to us, we appreciate you all.

“We equally encourage you to vote for candidates contesting for state assembly under our great party.

“While for Governorship we are working on it because he came out publicly and denounced our boss, and called his supporters to vote for APC which is an offence for us,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Joseph Maigari, the North-East Zonal Coordinator, ObiDatti Presidential Campaign Council, has criticised INEC over its inability to conduct a credible presidential election on Feb. 25.

According to him, the just concluded presidential election was rigged, but called on the party supporters to remain calm.

“Most of the votes for LP was counted for other political parties, especially in Adamawa which we are not happy and we have the evidence to present,” he said.

Prof. Caleb Fili, the party’s PCC Coordinator in the state, called on supporters and other stakeholders to remain calm as the party is responding to the result declared in the right path to address the issue.


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