Jude Ezenwafor, a former chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Anambra state, has been declared the winner of a presidential primary organized by a faction of the party.
Ezenwafor, a sole aspirant, was elected through affirmation at the exercise which held in Abuja on Wednesday.
The development comes days after Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra, was elected as Presidential candidate of the party at a primary organised in Delta state by the Julius Abure-led faction of the party.
However, prior to Obi winning the primary, Calistus Okafor, chairman of another faction of the party, in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1636/2021, and filed before a federal high court in Abuja, challenged the legality of the Abure-led faction.
Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, ordered that the LP and some of its executives be served with a fresh suit challenging the party’s leadership, after which the matter was adjourned till June 30 for further mention.
Meanwhile, in his address to supporters on Wednesday, Ezenwafor said he has what it takes to lead Nigeria well.
The LP Acting National Chairman who noted that he was not fighting the former Anambra State Governor and the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi whom the other faction of LP had presented as its presidential candidate, said “I am not against you. My doors are open.
“I am fighting for what is my right. I am not fighting my brother. Those who think I’m being used should have a rethink.