Anambra 2017: Labour Party Aspirant Enemuo rejects outcome as Mrs. Oluchukwu Ajulufo emerges candidate

www.odogwublog.com reports that an Aspirant for Governorship candidate of the Labour Party , Dr. Okey Enemuo has rejected the  outcome of the primary election.



Enemuo said the primary ended in fiasco and therefore inconclusive as it lacks internal democracy. He said he may challenge it in court.



According to a press statement from Dr Okey Enemuo campaign organization, it regrets the manipulations that was carried out by the party leadership as there was no primary election.



The statement signed Hon Tony Okoli PhD, states that: ‘’the campaign organization regretfully inform the ladies and gentlemen of the fourth realm that Labour Party governorship primaries scheduled to hold today September 2, 2017"at the Party Secretariat, Road one, Udoka, Housing Estate Awka, ended in a fiasco and therefore inconclusive.



‘’The reasons for this unfortunate turn of an otherwise noble democratic tradition are legion and shamefully reflective of the absolute lack of internal democracy in our great Labour Party.



‘’State Chairman of Labour Party, Comrade Luke Ezeanokwasa is from all available empirical information working for his kinsman and candidate of the "Progressive People's Alliance (PPA).

In his quest to frustrate our candidate who is from the same Aguata Local Government Area, he entered into an unholy undemocratic bond with the National Chairman Labour Party to field a National officer Comrade Oluchukwu Ajulufo who neither purchased the nomination form nor expressed interest to contest- Majority of the State Executive Council comprising of the State Executive Committee and Chairmen and Secretaries of the 21 local Government Areas in Anambra State rejected the introduction and possible imposition of this unknown surrogate contestant.



‘’The ensuing melee resulted in pandemonium causing the National Chairman to be whisked away by his security detail in company of the unrepentant imposter comrade Oluchukwu Ajulufo. This unfortunate end to this electoral pre-election criteria is condemnable, ignominious, callous and calls to question the integrity of both the State Chairman Comrade Luke Ezeanokwasa and National Chairman Alhaji Abubakar Abdulsalarn.



‘’We call on IPAC, CNPP, NLC, TUC, INFC and other lovers of democracy to rise in condemnation of the despicable, abominable-conduct-of the National' Chairman of Labour Party and calf him to order.

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It ended: ‘’Our legal advisers are looking at the details of this charade induced by pursuit of filthy lucre by supposedly comrade gentlemen to determine available legal options and the way forward’’.


However, Labour party went ahead and declared a female journalist, Mrs. Oluchukwu Ajulufo, who worked with Ray Power (Daar Communications), as its governorship candidate for the Nov. 18, governorship election in Anambra.

Ajulufo was nominated by unanimous vote of the 64-man delegate at the primary election in Awka on Saturday.

Ajulufo is the second female to emerge as governorship candidate after Mrs Kate Okafor of African Conscience Democrat (ACD).

The National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, who declared Ajulufo winner of the primary, expressed satisfaction with the process.

According to him, two persons participated in the exercise, one did not meet up with the electoral guidelines while the other person, who met the guideline has been declared as the party’s candidate.

Abdulsalam, who described Ajulufo’s emergence as a “divine mandate”, also expressed confidence that the party will win the Nov. 18 governorship election.

While soliciting the support of party faithful, the national chairman urged aggrieved persons to file petition which he said will be looked into critically.

“We are ideological and social democrats and we do not impose candidate or carry out selective justice,” he said.

In her remarks, Ajulufo commended the exercise and Labour party for accommodating a female candidate.

“If elected, I will ensure security of lives and property, employment opportunities for youths and women and robust agricultural programmes to make the state food basket of the nation, among others.”
Anambra 2017: Labour Party Aspirant Enemuo rejects outcome as Mrs. Oluchukwu Ajulufo emerges candidate Anambra 2017: Labour Party Aspirant Enemuo rejects outcome as Mrs. Oluchukwu Ajulufo emerges candidate Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, September 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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