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Labour Party chieftain rejects alliance with YPP in Akwa Ibom

A chieftain of the Labour Party (LP) in Akwa Ibom State Chief Sunny Dike has rejected news of an alliance between his party and the Young Progressives Party (YPP) ahead of the Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Chief Dike described as desperate efforts by the embattled Young Progressives Party, YPP, to secure an alliance with Obi-Datti supporters in the state after what he described as their unholy alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the February 25, Presidential and National Assembly polls to deflate the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi’s votes in the State.

He said it was strange for the YPP to now make a volte face and seek alliance with Obi-Datti supporters who are still hurt by the electoral fraud witnessed during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

The party chieftain said the Labour Party in the State has fielded candidates for the upcoming Governorship and State Assembly elections and will not enter into any alliance that will rub off negatively on the party.

“Our Party conducted primary elections and has fielded candidates for the upcoming Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in Akwa Ibom State.

“We will not accept any attempt to manipulate sections of our supporters to adopt the YPP especially after their ‘Unholy alliance’ with the APC to deflate our party’s massive votes in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District last Saturday.

“We will field and back our Candidates to emerge victorious at the polls. Labour Party is not a pushover, so I say no to the advances by YPP,” Chief Dike concluded.

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