A serious problem is brewing in the Adamawa chapter of the Labour Party (LP) ahead of the 2023 general election.
According to Vanguard, the absence of the LP’s governorship candidate in the state, Umar Mustapha Madawaki, and other candidates from the 21 local government areas was evident at Peter Obi’s presidential campaign rally in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, on Tuesday, January 31.
The aggrieved candidates are accusing the former Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, of hijacking the Labour Party and giving the party’s governorship candidate and other positions to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Madawaki revealed that the candidates have decided to boycott the presidential rallies in the state in protest of being allegedly schemed out of the party’s affairs at the state level.
When asked about the accusation made against him, the former SGF denied knowing any gubernatorial candidate in the state. He stated: “Who are you referring to as your gubernatorial candidate, I don’t know who’s a candidate.”
It is clear that there is tension within the Adamawa chapter of the Labour Party as the 2023 general election approaches. Candidates are boycotting presidential rallies and accusing Babachir Lawal of playing God in the party.
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