Edo State governorship: LP angered as ‘Obidient’ movement supports APC candidate, Okpebholo

The Edo State chapter of the Labour Party has expressed disappointment over the decision of the ‘Obidient’ movement to endorse the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Monday Okpebholo, in the upcoming state election.

The Party’s Publicity Secretary, Sam Uruopa, criticized the movement for aligning with the APC candidate, stating that the ‘Obidient’ movement has historical ties to the Labour Party and should not be supporting other candidates.

Uruopa highlighted the denial of the party’s access to the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium before the presidential election as an example of how the party has faced challenges. He questioned the loyalty of the ‘Obidient’ movement members who are now supporting Okpebholo or Asue Ighodalo instead of the Labour Party’s candidate, Olumide Akpata.

The ‘Obidient’ movement, however, has chosen to endorse the APC and its candidate, citing Okpebholo’s close relationship with the people as their reason for support.

The group, consisting of members from the Edo South Senatorial District, announced their decision to back Okpebholo despite earlier pledges of support for the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Asue Ighodalo, by another faction of the movement.

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