The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has announced its readiness to participate in the Saturday rerun election in Plateau State.
The National Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh announced this in a statement on Friday, February 2, 2024.
This is contrary to the call by the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Plateau state chapter, for political parties not to participate in the Saturday rerun election.
The Labour Party, while disassociating itself from the IPAC decision, said, it “shall participate in the rerun election and we affirm that we are not under any obligation to accept any of such ridiculous decision by the IPAC to stop political parties from participating in election”.
LP said, “it has been established from the High Court up to the Supreme Court that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was disqualified from participation in the rerun elections as a result of some irregularities on their part. The decision is in line with the laws of the land.
“Therefore we appreciate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for holding on to the law established by all the courts including the Supreme Court and by going ahead to conduct a rerun in the affected constituencies.
“To that extent, we are calling on all people of the Plateau North Senatorial District to come out en-masse and vote for Barrister Gyang Zi for the Senate as well as Hon. Daniel Asama who is the LP candidate for Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency”, the party said.