There was uncertainty in the Lagos State chapter of the Labour Party on Monday as the party moved to replace its governorship candidate ahead of the 2023 governorship election.
The primary, slated to hold yesterday in Lagos, was stalled following allegation of tampering with delegates’ list raised by one of the aspirants, Moshood Salvador.
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This is just as efforts to prevail on another aspirant, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, to step down for Salvador failed yesterday as the former insisted on participating in the primary.
Daily Trust reports that Salvador recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to Labour Party.
Addressing newsmen at the venue of the primary, Salvador called for 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.
He 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.
Also speaking, 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Awamaridi who he described as the placeholder for the party in the state had written formally to the party that he has withdrawn.
As of the time of filing this report, the primary election has not started even as Rhodes-Vivour also said he has no plan to step down.