Edo guber: LP fumes as ‘Obidient’ movement backs APC candidate, Okpebholo

 Edo State chapter of the Labour Party has slammed the ‘Obidient’ movement for backing the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Monday Okpebholo in the forthcoming state election.


The Party’s Publicity Secretary, Sam Uruopa, who carpeted the move said, “It is absurd to hear that Obidient movement is supporting Okpebholo just the way some also said they were Obidient movement for Asue Ighodalo.


“The Obidient movement is synonymous with the Labour Party and are integral members of the party.


“They have forgotten so soon how the party was denied the use of the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium before the presidential election.


“So, how can these people now say they are Obidient members and they are supporting Okpebholo or Ighodalo?


“For me, they have run out of ideas and do not know what they are doing at this point. They cannot be Obidient movement and work against the party’s candidate, Olumide Akpata.”


The “Obidient” movement in Edo had on Monday pledged their support for the APC and its candidate.


Recall that another section of the movement a few weeks ago also pledged their support for the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Asue Ighodalo.


The group, comprising members from the Edo South Senatorial District, on Monday, said they were supporting Okpebholo because of his close ties with the people.


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