Enugu Labour Party rejects Edeoga, Abure’s comment, sues for peace

By Sunday Iyeke

The Enugu Labour Party has vehemently rejected the recent comments made by the factional and embattled Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure and Mr. Chijioke Edeoga, the party’s governorship candidate in the last election.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Labour Party Campaign Spokesperson in the March 18 governorship election in Enugu, Ginger Ibeneme on Saturday in Enugu.

According to him, Abure had earlier claimed that Chijioke Edeoga was a casualty of the 2023 election.

Mr. Ibeneme however dismissed these remarks, asserting that they are baseless and unfounded, while urging Mr. Chijioke Edeoga to give support to the winner of the governorship election, Peter Mbah for the interest and development of the state.

“It is disheartening that this is coming at a time when the party is facing numerous crisis, especially misappropriation of fund. Numerous financial investors, who had put their faith in the party’s former Governorship candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, are now feeling disillusioned. These investors allege that Edeoga had made promises to them, assuring them of victory in the 2023 Enugu governorship election. They claim that he had pledged to secure political appointments for them and award lucrative contracts, only to be left empty-handed while he (Edeoga) is still swimming in money, hiring private jets from Enugu to Abuja just to see the national Chairman of our party who is facing numerous forgery cases,” he said.

He said that Edeoga failed to provide a transparent account of the governorship campaign expenditure during the election, asserting that the inability to account for campaign funds has raised serious questions about financial mismanagement within the party.

“Given the conclusion of the election and subsequent court case, many are perplexed by Abure’s untimely comments. The Enugu Labour Party firmly believes that it is time to move forward and build a better Enugu State, free from animosity, slanderous campaigns, and the dissemination of falsehoods. The party is calling for unity and a focus on the common goal of progress and development of the Enugu State.

“The Enugu Labour Party is determined to address the financial crisis that has beset its ranks. Efforts are underway to investigate the alleged misappropriation of campaign funds and hold those responsible accountable. The party remains committed to upholding transparency, integrity, and good governance.

“As Enugu State moves forward, it is crucial for all political actors to prioritize the welfare of the people and work towards fulfilling their aspirations. The Enugu Labour Party urges its members to remain united and focused, as they strive to rebuild trust and restore confidence in the party’s leadership,” Ibeneme said.

He further maintained that Enugu Labour Party stands resolute in rejecting Julius Abure’s divisive comments and advocates for peace, progress, and unity in Enugu State.

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