Eghobamien appeals to Edo LP leaders to shun temptation of zoning


A Labour Party guber aspirant, Mr Morrison Eghobamien has urged the party leaders in the state to avoid the temptation of zoning the party’s governorship ticket to a particular senatorial zone, insisting such a move is unpopular and may deny the party of the best candidate for the job

Eghobamien made the remarks when he spoke with journalists after submitting his letter of intent to contest the guber election on the platform of the LP .

A rousing reception was accorded him by his supporters and others who accompanied him to the LP secretariat for the declaration.

Eghobamien has joined the growing legion of aspirants on the LP platform who will partake in the LP primary scheduled to be held in February next year

The governorship aspirant who hail from Edo south district of the state urged the leaders of the party to disregard calls in certain quarters for zoning of the governorship ticket to a particular senatorial district, saying such calls are misguided and would rub the party of the very best candidate.

Explaining why he is opposed to the idea of zoning, Eghobamien said zoning will shut out those with good intentions and also sacrifice merit on the altar of pandering to primordial sentiments and emotions.

He, therefore, urged the party leaders to focus on how to organize a free, fair, transparent, and credible primary, adding that doing so would help the LP to produce the most acceptable candidate for the guber election .

Asked if he would support whoever emerges as the winner of the primary, Eghobamien said he is willing to support and even campaign for the winner of the LP primary as long as the process that produced him or her was transparent and the candidate is the type with the best intentions for the people.

He also expressed shock at the multidimensional poverty ravaging the masses while governments at various levels pretend that all is well

Recalling how perilous the situation was before he went abroad for study and work, Eghobamien lamented that nothing has changed, adding it is even worse now than then, especially with the rising incidence of insecurity, bad roads, and others ravaging the land .

He, however, promised to change the narrative if allowed to administer the state.

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