The Labour Party in Lagos has debunked the news doing the rounds on social media that one Prof. Ifagbemi Awamaridi is its authentic candidate for today’s gubernatorial election in the state.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in recent development, a press release purportedly signed by the party’s State Secretary, Sam Okpala claimed Awamaridi is the valid candidate of the party as recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC).
When contacted, Okpala described the development as “fake news” adding that the purveyors are “distractors who are only sheering away from the reality”.
“It’s fake news. They (the opposition) can go to any length… they forged my signature and the statement (press release) was never from me or the Labour Party.
“We do not know any Ifagbemi Awamaridi or whoever. Our candidate for tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) election is Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. Don’t (referring to our reporter) let nobody kid you. Labour Party do not know anything about that release. It’s an handiwork of lour distractors who are jittery because defeat is stirring at them in the face and they don’t to accept the reality,” he told the press.