Nov 11 Polls: Let’s Unite, Forge Ahead to Take Over Kogi Govt, LP Female Gov’ship Aspirant Tell Party Members

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A female gubernatorial aspirant of Labour Party (LP) in the just concluded party primary election in Kogi state, Dr Atule Lateena Ahmadu Afolabi, has advised party members to forget the intrigues associated with the said election for them to forge ahead collectively to take over Lugard House via the 11th November 2023 election.

Dr Atule Ahmadu-Afolabi gave the advise while speaking with newsmen shortly after the party primary election at the Kafas Multipurpose Centre in Lokoja.

Dr (Mrs) Afolabi stated that as an apostle of politics without bitterness, she pledge her support to the winner of the last Saturday party primary election, Barrister Adejo Okeme.

The female gubernatorial aspirant said “the LP primary election has come and gone and the delegates have made their decision to crown whom they thought can win elections for the party in the 11th November governorship election in the state.

“So as a party person, I respect their opinions. Well, a winner has emerged. But I will support the party with everything I have to win the next election in the state.”

While the nurse turned politician stressed that she expected the winner of the party primary election to reach out to her to put heads together with others to champion the way forward for the party to shine at the polls, she advised party faithful to rally round its standard bearer for victory at the polls in November.

“I have what it takes to move the party forward, if consulted. I assure you that I will bring my intellectual capacity, wealth of experience and exposure to bear in order for the party to beat the rest contestants to the rear in the 11th November governorship election,” she said.

Dr (Mrs) Afolabi noted that the time has come in the body of Nigeria politics that female folks should be given a chance in leadership position to contribute their quotas to the development of the state and the country in general.

“I came up to tell the party members, electorate and delegates in Kogi to give me a chance to fix the weak links in the political arrangement in the state for a better sharing of dividends of democracy in the state where everyone will have a sense of belonging.

“Since that opportunity has not be given to me via last Saturday labour party primary election, I will stand and work  assiduously for my party to coast home victory in November,” she said.

Dr Letena Afolabi advised all party members, stakeholders and officials to be transparent and consistent so that their actions or inactions will not jeopardise the chance of the party in clinching victory at the polls in the November election.

“Let the political behaviour of our leaders be seen to be within  the corridor  of the electoral  law and party guidelines  to avoid hiccups as the state is preparing for the real election”, she said .

The ex – frontline female guber aspirant enjoined the people of the state to put their trust in the LP, saying, “it’s only party that can confront poverty, ignorance and deprivations via its policies”.

It would be recalled that Barrister Adejo Okeme was elected in the last Saturday labour party primary election in the state.

Barrister Okeme defeated all other aspirants, including AVM Isaac Alfa (rtd), to emerge the standard bearer of the party for the November 11 governorship election in the state.

The winner polled 127 votes, while AVM Isaac Alfa who came second scored 69 votes.

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