Former Anambra Governor and Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer Peter Obi’s popularity and chances of becoming Nigeria’s president is dwildling as another presidential candidate has emerged within the party.
Jude Ezenwafor, a former chairman of the party in Anambra State, has been declared the winner of the presidential primary organized by a faction of the party.
Ezenwafor’s affirmation took place in Abuja on Wednesday.
“I am on a rescue mission to free Nigerian from social, economic and political crises currently bedevilling it.
“Labour Party will win the general election. Our party is going to take over Nigeria and bring back the glory Nigeria needs.
“I have been in the corridors of government for the past 20 years. We are here on a rescue mission,” NAN quoted Ezenwafor as saying.
The development comes days after Peter Obi, was elected as the LP’s presidential candidate at a primary organized by the Julius Abure-led faction of the party.
However, before Obi’s emergence a chieftain of Labour party Calistus Okafor had challenged the legality of the Abure-led faction before an Abuja Federal High Court .
In a ruling on May 30, the presiding judge, Inyang Ekwo, ordered that the LP and some of its executives be served with a fresh suit challenging the party’s leadership.
The matter was then adjourned till June 30 for further mention.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given all political parties until June 9 to conclude their primaries.