Kwara Labour Party suspends guber candidate over alleged anti-party activities
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 15, 2023
Few days to Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Labour Party in Kwara State has suspended its governorship candidate Comrade Basambo Abubakar, until further notice for alleged anti-party activities and disseminating misleading information to members of the public.
Addressing journalists in Ilorin alongside leaders, candidates, support groups and members of the party on Tuesday , the Labour Party chairman, Comrade Kehinde Rotimi, said that the party has not aligned with any governorship candidate or political party in the state for the Saturday governorship elections.
It is recalled that Comrade Basambo Abubakar, had on Monday, while speaking with journalists, said that Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State had decided to align political forces and work together in the March 18 governorship elections in the state in the hope of forming a unity government after governorship election victory.
But according to the Labour Party chairman, the suspended governorship candidate acted against what the party stands for, adding that he had no such authority to have announced alignment of party with any political party in the state.
The party chairman, who enjoined members of the public to disregard the statement credited to its governorship candidate, said that all House of Assembly candidates of the party are still in the race, urging the electorate to troop out en masse on Saturday to vote Labour Party.