The Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Taraba State, Sen Joel Danlami Ikenya, has dissociate himself and the party from purported endorsement of PDP candidate by a person whom he said claim to be the Governorship candidate of the state.
“The party has not endorse anybody as it's Governorship candidate, I am the candidate.
Ikenya, who was reacting to the alleged endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, guber candidate for the state, Kefas Agbu.
He also denied that the party has abandoned it's Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi for another party.
Ikenya who is the former Minister of Labour and Productivity, made the position of the party known while appearing on the ‘Correspondent's Chapel Media parley, the Road to 2023 in Jalingo.
“We have not abandoned our mandate”.
“We won our election at the national level, and we are working hard to retrieve our mandate in the country. Peter Obi need us, he needs our support so we cannot, and we will never abandon him,” he said.
The guber candidate, who noted that the party has embarked on plans to emerge victorious in the forthcoming governorship election slated for the 18th of this month, said, “We are not only for a new Nigeria, but also for a new Taraba.”
The party leadership also urged its members spread across the state to distance themselves from the purported endorsement.
On her part, the state chairperson of Labour party, Esther Gulum, said the party “is fully prepared to go into the forthcoming contest.”
“The purported endorsement was the imagination of a desperate man – she said.