As the 2019 general election draws closer, the Labour Party, on Friday called on Nigerians to show interest and fully partake in the elections.
Yinka Richards, the Director of Publicity and Media, in a statement that was released on Friday, re-emphasized the party’s position that Nigerian electorate must be given the right environment to elect candidates of their choice.
“Labour Party cannot be simplistic and attempt to wish away the issue of right candidates seeking elective positions at all levels, particularly as 2019 approaches“, he said.
He further stated that the Labour Party would enjoy the support of Nigerian voters during election “owing to the fact that the candidates of the party are more qualified and credible”
While speaking on the chances of the party, he confirmed that Labour party has forwarded names of its candidates and the chances are high in many states of the federation where those candidates are widely accepted by their people.
He said states like Kwara, Akwa-Ibom, Imo, Ogun, Delta, Benue, Abuja FCT, Abia, Enugu, Edo, Oyo, Anambra and Osun have already fielded influential candidates flying the party’s flag.
However, Richards advised Nigerians to be sensitive in their dealings with “political job seekers” who want to tarnish the image of the Labour Party.
“Labour Party is fully prepared for 2019 general elections and we want to urge Nigerian voters to distance themselves from some disgruntled politicians who lay claim to the leadership of the party.
“For instance, one Mike Omotosho who claimed to be the National Chairman of the party is a member of the APC and he is the deputy governorship candidate of the party in Kwara state.
“So, how on earth will a politician belong to two political parties at a time? Those types of people cannot be trusted. They are neither here nor there“.