By Peter Moses, Abeokuta
Labour Party in Ogun state on Monday hinted on the possibility of ceding its gubernatorial ticket to Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, who has lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to an oil magnate, Dapo Abiodun.
reporters say that there have been alleged plans by Amosun’s loyalists to dump the ruling party for other party in order to actualise their ambitions.
The Labour Party chairman in the state, Abayomi Arabambi while featuring on a radio programme tagged ‘Fact Finder’ on Sweet FM 107.1, on Monday, confirmed ongoing talks between his party and the grieving Amosun-led bloc of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the name of Mrs Modupeopla Sanyaolu as the candidate of the party, Arabambi categorically confirmed that Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate would come from Ipokia local government, where Akinlade hails from.
The Chairman explained that the party is still within the constitutional right to substitute the name before the electoral umpire’s deadline.
He said, “There is hope for Triple A (Akinlade) and others, the constitution allows for substitution and I think we are still in tandem but nobody would tell me we have pseudo names.
“What we are saying is that, it is open to all political parties, when you have some parameters being satisfied in your political party, you’re satisfied to substitute so far it is still within the window.
“In the next two weeks, we are going to reveal and unveil our candidate from Ipokia local government; we have so many good hands in Ipokia, we are going to Ipokia for our governorship, it is sealed, signed and delivered.”