The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, have dumped its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT), and adopted the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi as its sole Candidate ahead of the Saturday polls, according to sensitization materials being circulated in the state hours before Saturday’s elections.
The sensitization materials seen given to members of the party in the State endorsed Peter Obi as president, Engr David Umahi for Ebonyi South Senate as well as Engr Felix Igboke for Ohanivo Federal Constituency.
They read, “2023 GENERAL ELECTION/VOTING SENSITIZATION FOR
“I am voting Peter Obi 4 President, I am voting Engr David Nweze Umahi 4 senate (Ebonyi South), I am voting Engr Felix Igboke 4 Federal House of Representatives (Ohanivo).”
Sources in the state Confirmed to Journalist101 that the Labour Party is the party to beat and the action of the APC can best be described as “act aimed at self preservation.”
A chieftain of the APC in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state told the online news medium that this is a last minute effort by the party to try and win the National Assembly elections in the state.
“We’re in dilemma as a party because of the popularity of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in our state,” the Chieftain who prefers to be anonymous said.
“This is basically a self preservation effort. Our election is in the same day with the presidential election. Our agents across the state has been told to move the sensitization material you talked about to all the nooks and crannies of the state.
“The people wants to vote LP in the presidential election but because of the level of electoral education, if you don’t do this, there will be a mob vote as the people will tend to vote Labour Party in all positions.
“So, like I told you, we’re making this last minute effort to avoid being embarrassed because of uneducated voters. They want us but because of the enthusiasm to vote for Peter Obi, they will mistakenly vote LP in all ballots.”