Against the backdrop of recent declaration of support by Peter Obi support groups to some Governorship candidates of other parties, and insinuation that the Labour Party does not have gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Uduakobong Peter Udoh, the governorship candidate of LP has once again declared that he is still in the race for the Hilltop mansion.
Speaking with newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday, the governorship candidate said based on his track record, integrity he cannot be cajoled to betray his teeming supporters.
He described the support groups aligning with other party candidates as handful of people whose action has not consequence on the party chances at the polls.
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“I can’t betray Akwa Ibom people; the lies spewed are the handiwork of mischief makers, and we won’t be distracted because we have put everything in place to ensure we win massively in both the governorship and state Assembly elections.” He stressed.
Earlier in his address, The Director-General Peter Obi Campaign Council, Akwa Ibom State, Captain Augustine Okon emphasized that the party has a governorship candidate in the person of Uduakobong Peter Udoh.
He described him as a man untainted with corruption and will follow the footsteps of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi when he was Anambra State Governor.
“In the last one week our detractors have fed the public with a lot of disinformation such as: That the Labour Party in Akwa Ibom State has collapsed and that the Labour Party has no Gubernatorial candidate.That the Obidients in Akwa Ibom State have adopted a candidate of another party painted in Obidient image.
“I make bold to say that Labour Party has a decent and competent man that will perform well in the Office of Governor of Akwa Ibom State closely following in the footstep and example set by our principal when he was Governor of Anambra State.
“We hereby ascertain that no one person can sell off our Labour Party or subjugate it under another party. We are the structure. We are the party. We are the multitude. If one person compromises it does nothing to our collective resolve.”
Also speaking, the state chairman of the party represented by the Vice chairman Pastor Iniobong Nyong said the Labour Party is not a marketable product as such, it cannot be sold out.
He argued that no single group or individual can be a party, adding that as far as the Labour Party is concerned, they are number one in the state and a force to reckon with now.
“The party they said has no structures is now the party they long for. These accusations make us popular. We picked Uduakobong Peter Udoh because he is sharp, intelligent and widely accepted.
“We know very well that he will represent the party and do very well. This party will not negotiate with anybody. We will not go back or go down.” Nyong said.