The Labour Party said that its national chairman, Barrister Julius Abure is not in the race for Edo governorship poll.
This came on the premise of groups urging the national chairman to vie for a governorship seat in Edo State in 2024.
The National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh informed them that the National Chairman, Julius Abure has no intention of contesting the Edo state governorship election.
He noted that Abure is preoccupied with helping the party’s 2023 presidential contender reclaim his mandate.
He added that the national chairman is embarking on a membership drive across the states of the Federation in a way to reposition the party ahead of future elections, according to the Champion.
In his words, “Presently, the National Chairman is preoccupied with helping our Presidential Candidate in the February 25 election, Peter Obi to reclaim his mandate freely given to him by Nigerians.
“He is also about to embark on a membership drive across the states of the Federation in a way to reposition the party ahead of future elections, particularly, the off-season elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states.
“We are therefore calling on all our party members in Edo state particularly, our aspirants for the governorship election to remain focused and to go ahead with their consultations.
“We assure our aspirants that the party will go into this election in line with our rules and guidelines as stipulated by our constitution.”