Just a few days before the March 11 elections, the Labour Party in Rivers State has announced its endorsement of Sim Fubara, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a news briefing held on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the state Chairman of the Labour Party, Deinye Pepple, explained that Fubara hails from a senatorial district that has yet to produce a governor since the creation of the state, making his candidacy a historic opportunity.
Pepple emphasized that voting for Fubara, who is from the South East Senatorial District of the state, would ensure that the Labour Party and its members uphold the values that set them apart from other political parties.
He further added, “We believe that by supporting a riverine candidate like Simimialayi Fubara, we are defending and promoting the principles of the Labour Party and its Obidient movement.”
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This comes few days after Peter Obi endorsed River State’s Labour Party governorship candidate, Beatrice Itubo. The former Anambra Gov urges all the Obidients in the state to vote massively for her.
He said, “As a veteran Labour Union Activist and a Mother, I believe she will cater for the welfare of workers and the Rivers people in line with Labour Party aims and objectives.”
He reminded Rivers Obidients that “they must continually vote out the present structure of corruption and criminality in Rivers State in order to usher in a new Rivers State through Comrade Beatrice Itubo.”
Meanwhile, there’s no official statement from Peter Obi or the national leadership of the party on this PDP endorsement as at the time of this report. Do well to stick with us for more updates.