The Lagos State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has been unable to replace its candidate for the 2023 governorship election.
The development Naija News understands has thrown the party into uncertainties as the 2023 general elections draw near.
The party was supposed to conduct a fresh primary election yesterday, but the process was put on hold following an allegation of tampering with the delegates’ list raised by one of the aspirants, Moshood Salvador.
Naija News understands there are controversies in the state party chapter as stakeholders put pressure on aspirant, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour to step down for Salvador.
Their bid, however, failed yesterday as the former insisted on participating in the primary.
It was reported that Salvador, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to LP, while addressing newsmen at the venue of the primary yesterday, called for a postponement until the issues discovered in the delegates’ list were sorted.
However, the Chairman of the Substitution Governorship Primary Election, Sam Emeka Okpara said there was no omission as far as the committee is concerned, saying the primary would go ahead as scheduled.
Okpara called on the aspirants to be patient and allow the committee to do its work, saying there would be a level playing field for the two aspirants.
On his part, the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bashiru Lamidi Apapa said Mr. Ifagbemi Awamaridi, who he described as the placeholder for the party in the state, had written formally to the party that he has withdrawn.