Edo “Obidient Movement”dumps Akpata, accuses Party of manipulating selection process


A group on the platform of “Obidient Movement” operating under the Labour Party platform,LP, in Edo has dumbed the party flag bearer in the September election, Barr Olumide Akpata.

The leader of the group, Comrade Ikhuenbor Felix, said this while addressing newsmen in Benin during a press briefing.

The body accused the national and state executives of the Labour Party (LP) of trading off people with marketable credentials for those who will be difficult to market by the party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

They alleged that the national and the State Working Committee, Local Government Areas and Wards Executives compromised the process.

According to the leader of the group
Comrade Ikhuenbor Felix ,said the party which supposed to have provided alternative platform for the citizens of the state, has become the worst and conducted the worst primary election in the state.

Comrade Felix said that they witnessed a situation where some compromised party executives at the national, state, LGAs and wards openly traded the party’s ticket to the highest bidder, thereby denying people with marketable credentials that could favourably compete with other parties candidates.

“In a bid to make quick and unholy wealth, LP totally disregarded competence, credibility, integrity and antecedents of aspirants and sold their birthright like Esau by going after their temporary table food and survival”, Felix said.

He alleged further that there was clear woeful dollarization of the party’s primary as an aspirant with the highest volume of dollars, rained on some compromised executives both those in the national and in the state with their manipulated delegates, got the party’s ticket.

He said that this unholy action is anti-Obedient Movement and against what Peter Obi is known and stands for, therefore, it must be rejected totally.

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