LP Confirms Itubo As Rivers Governorship Candidate
The National leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has confirmed Beatrice Itubo as the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State.
Naija News reports that the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, made the confirmation on Monday during the official presentation of Itubo to party members and Nigerians.
Speaking at the presentation held at party’s national headquarters in Abuja, Abure called on residents of Rivers to vote for Itubo as the next governor of the state to prove a point.
He said Itubo’s victory in the forthcoming governorship election will prove that LP won Rivers during the just-concluded presidential election, adding a vote for her is a vote for the party’s standard bearer, Peter Obi.
He said: “Let us prove a point. Rivers State is Obidient. It will be easier for us to prove that we won Rivers State in the presidential election if we win it again in the gubernatorial election.
“Do not be deceived by the PDAPC’s affliction that you should vote for them. It’s a ploy to make regaining our mandate more difficult.
“A vote for our governor is a vote for our mandate as represented by Peter Obi.”
Before the presentation, there has been controversy surrounding the governorship candidate of the party in Rivers state.
A Port Harcourt-based politician, Fafaa Princewill had declared himself as the governorship candidate of the party.
But the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recognised Itubo as the party’s flagbearer in the state.
Members of Princewill’s camp had alleged that his name was submitted to INEC following a February 2 court judgement that recognised him as the candidate.
However, the recognition of Itubo by the LP national leadership has put to rest the controversy surrounding the party’s governorship candidacy in the state.