Factional Labour Party presidential candidate withdraws from race


Jude Ezenwafor, the alleged factional presidential candidate of the Labour Party has withdrawn from the race.

Ezenwafor, who contested the National Assembly primaries of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in Anambra but lost was presented on Wednesday as the factional presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Ezenwafor who was a former aide to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the party, on protocol in a letter addressed to the national leadership of Labour Party on Thursday said that after consulting his supporters, he was advised to withdraw from the contest.

“I regret the inconveniences my withdrawal will cost the party,” he said.

“I thank the leadership of our party for giving me the opportunity to serve Nigeria”

Recall that the 3rd faction of the Labour party led by Mr Calistus Okafor has held its National Convention to elect Ambassador Jude Ezenwafor as its presidential flagbearer.

“What we are doing here today is to elect a man who is worthy to give us that change we’ve been yearning for,” Okafor said.

In his acceptance speech, the presidential candidate of the Okafor-led faction pledged to rescue Nigeria. “I have never been in the wrong place. Labour party is going for a rescue mission,” Ezenwafor said.