Labour Party Disowns Kano Gubernatorial Candidate After Defection

Labour Party has distanced itself from its Kano State Gubernatorial candidate — Bashir Ishak-Bashir, after he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ishak-Bashir had previously informed the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that he had started discussions with the All Progressives Congress to help it in the upcoming elections.

“I am in high-level discussion with the leadership of the APC at the national level on how we can support the party to win the forthcoming general elections.

“I will soon get across to you our final position on the matter,” Ishak-Bashir told NAN.

Ishak Bashir’s allegations were refuted by the state’s LP chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Raji, who asserted that he was never the party’s candidate.

Ishak Bashir’s name has never appeared on the Independent National Electoral Commission portal as the Kano State standard bearer for the LP, according to Raji, who stated this at a news conference on Monday in Kano.

“He came to the party alone and left alone,” Raji said, adding that the structure of the party remained intact with all its Senatorial, House of Representatives and State Assembly candidates contesting in the forthcoming general elections.

Raji went on to say that “certain wrong elements” had made defection threats and attempted to derail the party’s focus.

“We are strongly advising such category of people to know that we the ‘Obedients’ are fully in support of Obi-Dati movement hundred per cent in Kano state,” he added.

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