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Edo Guber: Otti brokers reconciliation between Akpata, LP aspirants

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has said that he will support the Labour Party governorship candidate in Edo State, Olumide Akpata, to enable him emerge victorious in the gubernatorial election.

Otti stated this in Umuahia while addressing the press after a meeting he held with members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the LP, Akpata and other governorship aspirants in the just concluded governorship primary elections in Edo State.

He declared that Akpata has the capacity to run in the election, noting that reconciliation was very vital for the LP to win the governorship poll.

“Reconciliation is very vital. People sometimes after an election get offended and it can always happen so, I can assure you that there is a lot of progress that we have made today,” Otti said.

Also speaking at the event, the National Chairman of the LP, Julius Abure, said they were in Abia to discuss the outcome of the primary elections with Otti and leaders of the party.

“We just concluded our party primaries in Edo and its fallout is what you see us dealing with today under the leadership of His Excellency the Governor of Abia State.

“We were able to bring most of the aspirants together with the candidate in order to have a formidable force that would go into the campaign. I am sure all the gray areas that the aspirants were having have been sorted out today. I’m sure that we are coming out more united, we are coming out stronger and will be able to face the challenges in Edo,” Abure said.

He dismissed the rumour of internal crises in the party, saying, “I must make it clear that the internal crises you talked about is overblown.

“Apart from the issue we had with the National Treasurer, I think that we have no other internal matter. All other ones we’ve been having are external and we have dealt with it sufficiently.”

Abure commended the performance of LP’s only governor, Alex Otti in Abia, maintaining that members of the party would remain undaunted by harassments they suffer.

Also, the Labour Party governorship candidate in Edo State, Olumide Akpata, said the party would capitalize on the Abia governor’s performance to emerge victorious in the governorship election.



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