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Lawmaker Hon. Okechukwu rejects Labour Party Candidates’ list

Gloria Essien, Abuja

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The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu has rejected a Labour Party list of candidates containing his name.

He said that he would not be contesting on the platform of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections as encapsulated in the list of candidates for the 2023 general election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Hon. Okechukwu currently represents Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Enugu State. He stated this and reaffirmed his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership.

The statement titled: ‘I won’t contest in 2023, I remain in PDP’, made available to Parliamentary Correspondents in Abuja, Hon. Okechukwu said: “My attention has been drawn to the list of candidates for the 2023 general election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 21st September 2022, wherein my name was published as the Labour Party Candidate for Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Enugu State.

“I sincerely appreciate and can never take for granted the overwhelming goodwill of my leaders, constituents, and their wish for me to be on the ballot in the 2023 general election.

“I very much understand the pains my decision is bound to cause them. However, I believe and wish to reassure them I will continue to do my best and be of utmost service to them in or out of public office as a constituent. While thanking them for their immense support and love through the years, I am supremely confident that God will remain the ultimate compass in our affairs,” Hon. Okechukwu added.

 

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