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Ebonyi PDP chieftains plan to join Labour Party – By Ebenezer Oji/Abakaliki

Some Chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) who lost out in the 2022 party primaries have been fingered in new moves to join the Labour Party (LP), a new political movement linked to Mr. Peter Obi who is the presidential candidate.

Those mentioned in the new moves to join the Labour Party include some party stalwarts in Sen. Obinna Ogba’s camp. They include Hon Linus Okorie, who represented Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Another politician in the state mentioned in the pro-Labour move is Engr Henry Ude(AJIMBEST). Okorie and Ude are battling over the Senatorial ticket of Ebonyi South zone, having lost out to the incumbent Senator, Mike Nnachi during the PDP primaries.

A highly reliable source told our correspondent that Sen. Ogba’s attempts to get the ticket of the Labour Party to run for the Governorship of the state after losing to Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odi in the PDP primaries hit the rocks.

Another PDP stalwart mentioned in the report is Engr Fidelis Nwankwo who was slugging it out with Arch Edward Nkwoegu(EDON) of APC over the struggle for the Labour Party Governorship ticket.

It was reported that EDON was having an upper hand as at press time.However, others who have been accommodated by the Labour Party arrangement include Mr Anselem Enigwe, a PDP Chieftain from Ebonyi LGA who has been tipped to run for the Ebonyi North Senatorial District under the Labour Party.

Our correspondent also gathered that a faction of the Sen Obinna Ogba camp met in Abakaliki on Saturday and vowed to remain in PDP, saying that they were ready to commence reconciliation moves with the PDP Governorship candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odi anytime soon just as the deadline for the final submission of candidates list draws to a close on Friday, 15th July, 2022.

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