Thursday, September 21, 2023

Mr Ibu Storms Imo For Peter Obi As LP Kicks Off Guber Election Campaign (Photos)

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly called Mr Ibu, on Tuesday stormed Owerri to join the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi and other party bigwigs at the Imo State capital to flag off the party’s campaign.

News Verified reports that the former Anambra governor and the party chairman, Julius Abure arrived for the flag-off of the party’s campaign for the gubernatorial candidate, Athan Achonu.

Photos shared online captured the moment, Mr Ibu was seen amongst supporters of LP, who showed up at the state capital to support the party in the November 11 gubernatorial election in Imo State.

See photos below:

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Meanwhile, the leadership of Labour Party affirmed that Senator Athan Achonu is the party’s sole candidate in the November 11 gubernatorial election in Imo State.

The party cleared the air during the campaign flag-off of it’s candidate for the Imo election at the Kanu Nwankwo Stadium in Owerri, the Imo Capital on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, a faction of the party had staged a protest at the popular Imo State University (IMSU) junction with placards and banners which was opposition to the candidature of Athan Achonu.

Speaking at the rally, the party’s presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi said that the party is known for following due process and the process that produced Athan was genuine and legitimate.

He said: “When I joined this party and when our governor joined this party, the chairman is Barrister Julius Abure as per the INEC record and he is still the chairman till today.

“We don’t have another Chairman, it is this chairman that set up, as allowed by our constitution, a committee, headed by a first class person in the name of governor Otti to conduct primaries in Imo state.

“The primaries produced Senator Athan as our candidate. Nobody has ever said that primary was compromised, Secretary of that primary was Valentine Ozigbo, they didn’t say it was compromised, non of them will say they gave anybody money.

or all of us in the party, he is our candidate and that is why we are here and we will continue to camping for him.”

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