Labour Party Guber Candidate Dumps Ambition, Backs PDP Candidate In Nasarawa

There’s a significant setback for the Labour Party (LP) in Nasarawa State as its governorship candidate reportedly dumped his ambition to support the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu.

Reports obtained by Naija News on Thursday morning revealed that Joseph Ewuga announced his withdrawal from the race on Wednesday and appealed to his supporters to vote for the PDP candidate.

Recall that the 2023 governorship election was scheduled for Saturday, March 11, before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced yesterday that the civic exercise has now been postponed to March 18, a week extension.

Addressing members of the Labour Party in the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State yesterday, Ewuga reportedly said he stepped down to boost the chances of the PDP candidate. He expressed confidence in the leadership qualities of Ombugadu to take Nasarawa State to greater heights.

“I have decided to step down from the governorship race to fully support my brother from the Peoples Democratic Party, David Ombugadu.

“I believe he has great plans for our dear state and if he is voted into office, he will ensure that the 13 LGAs of the state are developed.

“So, I am calling on all my supporters and followers all over Nasarawa State to come out en masse on Saturday, March 11 to vote for Dr. David Ombugadu, to enable all residents of the state to enjoy the dividends of democracy for the next four years,” The PUNCH quoted the politician saying.

On his part, a former Minister of Information and Director-General of the State PDP Campaign Council, Labaran Maku, said his party and the Labour Party decided to come together to rescue the Nasarawa State from the alleged bad governance of the All Progressives Congress administration.

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“Any attempt to rig the elections and usurp the will of the masses will be resisted by the people,” Maku noted.