The Labour Party in Lagos State has denied that it had settled for a particular aspirant as its preferred candidate for the governorship ticket of the party.
The Interim Chairman of the party in the state, Seyi Sowunmi, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee of the party.
Sowunmi said “It is focused on bringing all stakeholders within the party together at this time and setting the right structures for the party.
“Contrary to insinuations in some quarters, what we have embarked on since our inauguration in Abuja a few weeks back, was to meet all stakeholders, including existing candidates and aspirants at different levels, in order to build the required consensus to move the party forward”.
Sowunmi was reacting to the allegation that the leadership of the party at a meeting held with a group at the instance of a politician who is seeking the party’s governorship ticket.
He clarified in the statement, “the executive only met with some of its candidates and aspirants, in the company of the governorship aspirant, that presented themselves for screening, as part of the processes the party is undergoing before the closure of INEC deadline for substitution of candidates.
“We understand that the LP has become a bride and we are careful with all we are doing. We will not involve ourselves in any action that can jeopardize the integrity and unity of this platform, and that includes giving fair and equal opportunity to the gubernatorial hopefuls.
“We shall ensure that all due diligence is carried out and we shall ensure that the best man with the right credentials and acceptability within the party will eventually get the nod of the party to be submitted before the expiration of the window”.
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