***says he wont contest in 2023 as he remains in PDP
Deputy Minority Leader, House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu has disowned the Labour Party Candidacy for Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Enugu State as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for 2023 general election
The lawmaker’s name was conspicous in the list of candidates for 2023 general election released by the electoral umpireon 20th September 2022
In a statement he personally signed and made available to the NationalUpdate he said he wont contest in 2023, ‘I remain in PDP.’
The statement reads,
“My attention has been drawn to the list of candidates for 2023 general election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 20th September 2022 wherein my name was published as
“I wish to state that I will not be contesting as the candidate of the Labour Party or any other party in the said election. I remain a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
He said his position on the matter had since been conveyed to the National Chairman of the Labour Party in a letter dated 19th July 2022.
“I deeply 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 that as a constituent, I will continue to do my best and be of utmost service to them in or out of public office.
“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.”