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Regional News of Wednesday, 11 October 2023


Imo Gov’ship: Labour Party leadership backs Senator Achonu ahead of Nov 11 polls

Peter Obi Peter Obi

The leadership of the Labour Party has urged followers to throw their weight behind Senator Athan Achonu, the Labour Party governorship candidate in the November 11 election.

This was made known by Prince Kennedy Ahanotu, LP’s National Youth Leader; Dr Tanko Yunusa, Chief spokesperson, Obi Datti Presidential Campaign Council and Obiora Ifoh, LP’s National Publicity Secretary in a press briefing on Tuesday, October 10.

Recall that the Obedient family led by its principal, Mr Peter Obi, was in Owerri, Imo State capital, to flag off the governorship campaign of Senator Achonu.

“Those present at the flag-off ceremony were many other leaders of the party as well as the Obedient family including the Abia State governor, Dr Alex Otti, members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and National Assembly members, including various stakeholders and party members.

“At the function, our principal called on all the Obedient family members in Imo State to file behind the Labour Party candidate, Senator Achonu. He also said that Achonu stands tallest among other candidates in the contest having developed a programme well suited for Imolites which will end hunger, insecurity and unemployment which is very prevalent in the state under the current leadership.

“Senator Achonu has been cleared by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party to fly its flag. His nomination has since been adopted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the courts in the land including the Supreme Court have given recognition to Senator Achonu’s candidacy,” they said.

They said they were not unmindful of attempts by some politicians to poach into the Obedient family and pursue an ‘identity theft’ agenda.