Labour Party in Edo State has affirmed that Barr. Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata is running for the state’s number one position.
The party reacted to the viral report signed by the Edo state publicity secretary, Comrade Sam Uroupa, said Arabambi is not a member of the Labour and has since been expelled from the party.
He maintained that Arabambi has no locus standi to determine who should aspire or not for governor of Edo State come 2024.
Edo State chapter of the party yesterday called on the general public to ignore a report by Mr Abayomi Arabambi that a frontline LP governorship aspirant, Olumide Akpata should stay off the Edo governorship election race, according to Leadership.
“Edo State Labour Party as led by Comrade Kelly Ogbaloi did not at any point in time issue any warning to Barrister Olumide Akpata or any other frontline Aspirant to stay off Edo Governorship Race as claimed by Abayomi Arabambi.
“Edo State Labour Party is using this media to make it categorically clear that the former NBA President, Barr. Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata is among the top aspirants for the Edo Governorship Race without any encumbrances.
“We therefore urge Barr. Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata, his supporters and the general public to ignore news publication emanating from the said Mr. Abayomi Arabambi and his cohort,” stated LP.