Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Controversy Rocks Rivers LP Over Emergence Of Second Governorship Candidate

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Who is the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Rivers State? Many will say Itubo Beatrice but some insist it is Fafaa Princewill.

This inability to see eye-to-eye on the matter is the source of a controversy brewing in the Rivers chapter of the LP as Princewill has declared himself as the governorship candidate of the party.

Despite his claim, Itubo Beatrice remains the candidate recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Members of Princewill’s camp alleged that his name was submitted to INEC following a February 2 court judgement that recognised him as the LP candidate.

KOKO TV is yet to obtain the said order and has also been unable to reach Princewill for clarification.

Similarly, the electoral body is yet to publish an amendment regarding the LP standard bearer for the state.

Itubo has also dismissed the claims from Princewill’s camp, saying she remains the authentic candidate of the party.

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“I want to state categorically that I am the Labour Party governorship candidate in Rivers state. The party has not changed my name,” Itubo told reporters.

“I am currently in Abuja. I was with the national chairman who affirmed my candidacy. So, there is no basis for what that man (Princewill) is saying. It is a gimmick. I am sure somebody has paid him to do that.

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On the alleged court judgment, she replied: “Where is the court judgement? Let him bring the court order. Let us see where the court said my name should be substituted with his.

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