By Tony Ehighiale, Benin CityÂ
The Edo State chapter of Labour Party has denied reports that it has endorsed and adopted candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the forthcoming governorship poll.Â It warned the PDP and Pastor Ize-Iyamu to desist from anti democratic antics by fraudulently misrepresenting to the people that the party has endorsed its candidate.Â
In a press statement made available to journalists and signed by the state Chairman and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Kelly Ogbeloi and Hon. Sam Uruopa respectively, the LP disowned a banner bearing the logo of the party with the inscription â€œLabour Party for Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu forward Ever Backward Neverâ€.Â
According to the statement, “We hereby state categorically that our party is not in any discussion, alliances nor has it any intention to neither be in any alliance nor support any political party and its candidates for the September 10 2016 governorship election.Â
“The whole world is aware of our primaries held on the 4th of July 2016 where our members elected Barrister Cyril Odiboh as our flag bearer and we hereby make a clear and unambiguous statement that our party (LABOUR PARTY) shall run/contest the election comeSeptember 10 2016.