JUST IN: Labour Party suspends Kwara governorship candidate days to election

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The Labour Party (LP) in Kwara State has announced the indefinite suspension of its governorship candidate, Basambo Abubakar for alleged anti-party activities and dissemination of misleading information to members of the public.

The development came about four days to the weekend’s Governorship and Assembly elections.

Comrade Abubakar on Monday said that Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state had decided to work together in the March 18 governorship elections.

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Abubakar, a former aide to former Senate President Bukola Saraki, had said that the union was expected to birth a collective dream for a prosperous Kwara state.


Addressing reporters in Ilorin the party Comrade Kehinde Rotimi, said that the party had not aligned with any governorship candidate or political party in the state for the Saturday governorship elections.

The Labour Party chairman, who said that the suspended Labour Party governorship candidate acted against what the party stands for, added that he had no such authority to announce the alignment of the Labour Party with any party in the state.

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The party chairman enjoined members of the public to disregard the statement credited to its governorship candidate, saying that all House of Assembly candidates of the party are still in the race, urging voters to pick to Labour Party on Saturday.

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