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Lagos Guber: LP’s Rhodes-Vivour Clears Air On Being Backed By Godfathers

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The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has debunked claims that he was being pushed to run for the position by some godfathers.

The LP governorship candidate was responding to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, who on Tuesday said that his LP counterpart is being backed by godfathers such as Chief Bode George.

Appearing on Arise Television on Thursday morning, Rhodes-Vivour said, “In the Labour Party, there’s no godfather. I have no godfather.

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“I had no godfather in PDP. I only had mentors and leaders [Jandor accusing me of having a godfather] is very ironic.

“There were rumours of money being embezzled. Money meant for rally, elections. The narrative he brought to get the ticket was that he would bring half of the APC to add to the PDP.

“That was the story. But all of them have gone back to the APC now. Where is the value?

“He got the ticket because all the leaders of the party on national level, from Ayu, even Obasanjo supported him. And now when tables have turned, he’s talking about godfatherism.”

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Edo Guber: APC Aspirant Rejects Primary Results, Vows To Challenge Outcome At Appeal Pannel

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Hon. Anamero Dekeri, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the forthcoming election in Edo State has rejected the results of the rescheduled party primary in the state.

Recall that the trio of Senator Monday Okpebholo, Hon Dennis Idahosa and Hon Anamero Dekeri, had after last Thursday party primary claimed to have won the governorship ticket of the party, a development that created division among the National Working Committee, NWC, members and the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led committee.

The Uzodinma-led primary committee had declared Dennis Idahosa the winner of the primary, while Dr Stanley Ugboajah declared Sen. Monday Okpebholo winner.

READ ALSO: [UPDATED] Edo Guber: Monday Okpebholo Emerges Edo APC Governorship Candidate

In the rescheduleed primary chaired by the governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, which held today, Friday 23, he announced Senator Okpebholo to have polled 12, 433 votes to defeat 11 other aspirants who contested the primary election.

Otu announced the votes scored by aspirants as followed: Blessing Agbomhere, 731 votes; Charles Airhiavbere 1,181 votes; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu 378 votes; Dennis Idahosa, 6, 541 votes; Clem Agba, 2, 732 votes, Lucky Imansuen, 493 votes; David Imuse, 423 votes; Oserhiemen Osunbor, 634 votes; Gideon Ikhine, 728 votes; Anamero Dekeri, 2, 566 and Ernest Umakhine, 2, 117.

However, after the announcement, Dekeri alleged that the conduct of the primary lacked transparency and was skewed in favor of Okpebholo.

He vowed to challenge the outcome at the party’s primary election appeal panel.

 

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[UPDATED] Edo Guber: Monday Okpebholo Emerges Edo APC Governorship Candidate

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The Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Monday Okpebholo has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the rescheduled party primary.

Recall that the trio of Senator Monday Okpebholo, Hon Dennis Idahosa and Hon Anamero Dekeri, had after last Thursday primaries laid claim to the party’s governorship ticket, a development that created division among the National Working Committee, NWC, members and the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led chairman.

Uzodinma-led primary committee had declared Dennis Idahosa the winner, while Dr Stanley Ugboajah declared Sen. Monday Okpebholo winner.

READ ALSO: JUST IN: Monday Okpebholo Emerges Edo State APC Governorship Candidate

In the rescheduled primary chaired by the governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, announced the final results of the collated across the 18 Local Government Areas.

Senator Okpebholo polled 12, 433 votes to defeat 11 other aspirants who contested the primary election.

Otu announced the votes scored by aspirants as followed: Blessing Agbomhere, 731 votes; Charles Airhiavbere 1,181 votes; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu 378 votes; Dennis Idahosa, 6, 541 votes; Clem Agba, 2, 732 votes, Lucky Imansuen, 493 votes; David Imuse, 423 votes; Oserhiemen Osunbor, 634 votes; Gideon Ikhine, 728 votes; Anamero Dekeri, 2, 566 and Ernest Umakhine, 2, 117.

READ ALSO: Osunbor Withdraws From APC Edo Governorship Race

Otu said twelve aspirants contested the party’s governorship ticket, adding that “Sen. Okpebholo having satisfied all the requirements and having scored the highest numbers of votes is hereby declared the winner.”

He specifically thanked officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies, adding that in every contest there must be winners and appealed to other aspirants to rally round Okpebholo.

He called on all members of the party to remain united in order to ensure victory for the party in the September 21st governorship election.

 

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[UPDATED] Edo Poll: Jubilation As Akpata Emerges As Gov’ship Candidate Of Labour Party

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Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has emerged winner the Labour Party governorship primary conducted today Friday 23, at the Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Benin.

Announcing the results, Returning Officer of the primary and Deputy Governor of Abia State, Engr. Ikechukwu Emetu, said Akpata polled 316 votes to defeat his closest opponents, Kenneth Imansuangbon who polled 7 votes; Prof. Sunday Eromosele, 7 votes; Sergius Ogun, 4 votes to emerge governorship candidate of the party.

Engr Emetu said: “Akpata, having polled the highest number of votes and having met the requirements of the Labour Party constitution is hereby declared winner and return as the candidate of the Labour Party in the Edo State governorship election.”

READ ALSO: [BREAKING] Edo Poll: Akpata Emerges As Gov’ship Candidate Of Labour Party

The Returning Officer, while thanking other aspirants for their sportsmanship, and urged them to work with Olumide Akpata in the forthcoming election so that Labour Party comes out victorious.

Responding, Akpata paid tribune to late governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu whom he described as his mentor at the bar and in politics.

He said he is following the trajectory of Akeredolu, adding that he would not led supporters of the party down.

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