The Nasarawa State chapter of the Labour Party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have formed an alliance with the aim to defeat the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) during the March 18, 2023 governorship election in the state.
The two political parties made their stand known during a joint stakeholders meeting held in Lafia on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
Speaking during the meeting, the Chairman of the Labour Party in the state, Alexander Emmanuel, said they were committed to ensuring that the PDP governorship candidate emerges victorious during the polls 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.