Former PDP HoR aspirant Obetta defects, emerges Labour Party candidate for Nsukka/Igboeze South

Chief Chidi Obetta has emerged as the House of Representatives candidate of Nsukka/Igboeze South Federal Constituency of Labour Party following the voluntary withdrawal of the candidate, Rev Chinagorom Godson Chukwuma from the race.

Obetta, who had earlier denied his resignation from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed the development while speaking after emerging as LP candidate on Sunday at Crisspark hotel, Nsukka lamented the ravaging insecurity, economic downturn, poverty and disunity in the country, stating that the situation was thrown up as a result of bad leadership.

He stated that as a youth, though God had blessed him with relative wealth, he could not sit back, fold his hands and watch while a few Nigerians are putting the future of this country, especially his co-youths and the unborn children in jeopardy.

He thanked the LP delegates, and, leaders of the party for finding him worthy to fly the party’s ticket in the federal constituency and promised to commit every resources within his capacity to ensure that he did not only win the federal constituency for the party but to equally ensure that the electorate in the federal constituency voted massively for the party’s candidate for the presidency, Mr. Peter Obi; governorship, Chief Chijioke Edeoga, Senate and state Assembly.

“I want to assure you that you will not regret believing in me by this massive votes you cast to nominate me as your constituency flag bearer ahead of the 2023 general election.

“I am ready to hit the ground running as soon as campaigns begin to ensure that I did not only win this election for our party, but, that the Presidential candidate of the party, Mr. Peter Obi; our governorship candidate, Chief Chijioke Edeoga, Senate and state Assembly candidates received overwhelming votes in Igbo-Eze South/Nsukka federal constituency”, Obetta promised.

He, however, charged the delegates and other members of the party to brace up to the challenges of mobilising eligible voters in the area to go and obtain their Permanent Voter’s Cards PVC, as well as sensitising them to vote for Labour Party.

Earlier the secretary of the LP Electoral Committee, Ephraim Ugwu has described the emergence of Obetta as the party’s candidate for the Igbo-Eze South/Nsukka federal constituency as a mark of sure victory for the party in the election, stating that apart from being a popular person in the area, he has the capacity to mobilise electorate for the party in the area.

The returning officer Mr. Malachy Onyechi declared Obetta winner of the primary election having scored all the 36 votes cast by the 36 delegates cutting across the two local governments that make up the federal constituency, which include, Igbo-Eze South and Nsukka local governments.

The LP primary election was monitored by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Dustan Eke.

Obetta’s emergence followed the voluntary withdrawal of the LP candidate in the federal constituency, Rev. Chinagorom Godson Chukwuma from the contest.



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