Labour Party (LP) in Kwara state, North Central Nigeria, has suspended Basambo Abubakar, the governorship candidate of the party in the state, for alleged anti-party activities.
The Kwara LP chairman, Kehinde Rotimi made the disclosure while speaking with journalist in Ilorin, the state capital.
Basambo’s suspension comes in the wake of his endorsement of Shuaib Abdullahi, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara.
Rotimi said the LP has not joined forces with any party for the governorship and state assembly polls billed for Saturday.
Rotimi said Abubakara has no authority to announce the alignment of the LP with another party.
He called on supporters of the party to troop out en masse and vote for the state assembly candidates of the party.
“We are here to set the record straight. Labour Party is a political party with ideology, based on social justice and equality. Labour Party had not adopted candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Shuaib Yaman Abdulahi, as said by Basambo Abubakar,” Rotimi said.
“He has no such authority to issue such statement on behalf of the party. We are in a very sober mood right now, because of our presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, who was massively voted for by Nigerians, but Nigerian system came into being as usual.
“Currently, he is challenging the result of the election in court. So, it is morally wrong for us to come out and say we are adopting another party for governorship election against the wish of our presidential candidate.”