The National Secretary of Labour Party, Alh. Umar Farouk Ibrahim has disclosed that the Enugu Labour Party, currently has no guber candidate as a result of the court judgment delivered by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Recall that on November 9, 2022, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja sacked Barr. Chijioke Edeoga as the guber candidate of Labour Party in Enugu State.
Reacting to the publication made on Daily Post on 16 November, 2022, titled “Court Judgment: Edeoga remains Enugu guber candidate, no fresh primary”, Alh. Umar said that the party has no legal right to regard anyone as the guber candidate pending when one emerges through a legal means or process.
“Enugu Labour Party as it stands today has no guber candidate. Our party operates on well-guided rules and we wouldn’t want to go against the Federal High Court’s judgement by still regarding Chijioke Edeoga as a guber candidate in Enugu State. No! We can’t do that. The court said his emergence is faulty and there is nothing we can do about it but to do what the court had instructed.
Anyone parading himself in such capacity as Enugu LP guber candidate or identifying anyone presently as a guber candidate is not acting under the instruction of our party. The long and short of it is that we have no guber candidate yet in Enugu State”, Umar Farouk concluded.