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Edo guber: Labour Party inaugurates governorship campaign council

Labour Party

Ahead of the September 21 governorship election in Edo State, the Labour Party on Wednesday formally inaugurated its governorship campaign council with a mandate to win over more eligible voters for the party.

DAILY POST reports that the State Chairman of the Party, Kelly Ogbaloi, who inaugurated the campaign council, noted that there are over 30 strategic committees mandated to work in collaboration with the Sam Omede-led campaign council.

Ogbaloi expressed optimism that the party is sure of winning the governorship election due to the lack of confidence the people have in the two major parties that have ruled the state since the 1999 political dispensation.

He said the party would explore all available opportunities to ensure all stakeholders in the political space of Edo State are galvanized to support and cast their votes for the governorship candidate of the party, Barrister Olumide Akpata, and his running mate, Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, SAN.

The state Labour Party, who said there is only one governorship candidate of the party, however, urged members of the public to disregard any other information concerning the party’s candidate.

He said, apart from the state campaign council, there are senatorial, local government, and ward coordinators to help market and project the party’s candidate across all the nooks and crannies of the 18 local government areas, the three senatorial districts, nine federal constituencies, and 192 wards.

In an interview, Barrister Olumide Akpata, who expressed confidence in the caliber of those that made up the campaign council, noted that the party has chosen the right people to lead the party to Dennis Osadebay Avenue.

According to him, “If you listen to the names of those mentioned, they are an array of very faithful and loyal party men and women, and most of them are very experienced.”

While noting that the journey to Dennis Osadebay Avenue is not an easy one, he said, “You need those who have worked the road before, understand what campaign is about, and politicking about.”

He said, with the choice of Reverend Sam Omede as the Director-General of the Governorship campaign council, the party is sure of victory.

“We also have come up with the innovation of deputy director-generals for each zone. And we have picked three distinguished gentlemen to run each of the zones as deputy director-general to assist Reverend Sam Omede as our director-general. We also have our woman leader as the chairperson of the women mobilization committee.

“So, you can understand why I am beaming with confidence and excited.

“These are just a few of the committees we have mentioned. We also have coordinators for all the 18 local government areas. Our campaigns would be present in all our local governments. So, I am confident, hopeful, and I am sure of victory come September 21, governorship election,” he said.

On his part, the Director-General of the campaign council, Sam Omede, who said the council has a big task ahead of it, added that with God, all things would be easy for them.

Omede said the major task of the council is to coordinate and work with all the committees to go round the state for the purpose of wooing more eligible voters to the party.