In an effort to defeat the state’s ruling All Progressive Congress in the state’s governorship election on March 18, 2023, the Nasarawa State branch of the Labor Party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party joined forces on Wednesday.
At a Wednesday joint stakeholders meeting in Lafia, the two political parties expressed their positions.
Alexander Emmanuel, the state’s chairman of the labor party, made a statement during the meeting about their commitment to seeing that the PDP’s nominee for governor wins on Saturday.
He dissociated himself from Tuesday’s purported endorsement of Governor Abdullahi Sule by some former members of the Labour Party, whom he described as “saboteurs who did not mean well for the party.”
“We are optimistic that we will emerge victorious during the polls because the incumbent governor had done nothing for the wellbeing of residents of the state since his emergence into office on May 29, 2019.
“The people should come out en-masse and vote for the PDP candidate on Saturday, we believe in him because he has what it takes to make Nasarawa State better,” Emmanuel added.
In his remark, Nasarawa State Chairman of PDP, Francis Orogu, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Labour Party in the state for throwing their weight behind the party’s governorship candidate, David Ombugadu, promising that the candidate would not disappoint residents of the state if he is elected into office.
Others who spoke separately during the stakeholders meeting were the LP State Zonal Chairman for the Southern Zone, Isa Adamu, LP Zonal Chairman for the western Zone, Godwin Dogo, and the Chairman of the Northern Zone, Hakim Lukas.
They all expressed confidence that the PDP governorship candidate, Ombugadu, if elected into office, will take Nasarawa State to greater heights.