Two former governorship aspirants of the Labour Party in Imo State, Martin Agbaso and Kelechi Nwagwu, have withdrawn from the party’s governorship campaign council.
The withdrawal of Agbaso and Nwagwu, who were appointed to the campaign council by the national body of the party, has been met with confusion and secrecy.
The Imo State Publicity Secretary of the LP, Bright Offurum, said that he could neither confirm nor deny the withdrawal, but that it was a democratic right of the two former aspirants.
However, some party officials said that the withdrawal was done without “boldness” and that the two men were “confused” about the outcome of the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
In a statement, Agbaso’s camp said that his name was included in the campaign council list without his knowledge or authorization.
“This action is not only reckless but also displays gross irresponsibility on the part of Athan Achonu’s campaign team,” the statement said.
Agbaso’s camp said that he has not yet decided which candidate he will support in the election and that he will make his decision public in the coming days.
The withdrawal of Agbaso and Nwagwu is a blow to the Labour Party’s chances in the Imo State governorship election.
The party is hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, but the withdrawal of two of its most prominent figures could make it more difficult to do so.
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