Taraba LP denies endorsing PDP governorship candidate
Taraba Chapter of the Labour Party (LP), on Friday denied the purported endorsement of the governorship candidate of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Kefas Agbu for March 18 governorship polls.
Mrs Esther Gulmu, the state Chairperson of the party made the disclaimer in a press briefing in Jalingo.
According to her, the action was the handiwork of mischief makers who are out to tannish the image of the party in the state.
Mr Philip Mulip, a member of labour party in Taraba had on Wednesday led some group of people and addressed a press conference, presented himself as the governorship candidate of the party and endorsed Agbu of PDP as it governorship candidate.
Gulmu noted that Mulip was not the party’s governorship candidate candidate or any candidate for any position in the 2023 general election.
“Our governorship candidate is sen. Joel Ikenya and not Mr Mulip and We have not endorse any candidate, we are still in the race.
“The action of Mulip is condemnable and can best be described as a desperate move to tannish the good image of our party party and her candidates.
“We wish to urge the good people of Taraba to disregard the purported endorsement and keep their faith and full support for Labour party to take over Taraba,” she said.
In his remarks, Sen. Ikenya, the governorship candidate expressed surprise at the action of Mulip saying the purported endorsement was just mischief.
Ikenya explained that as the former senator and former Minister of Labour and Productivity in Nigeria, he was the most qualified for the job