Hon. Chijioke Edeoga, a candidate for the Labour Party’s governorship in Enugu State, has expressed gratitude to the state’s electorate for supporting the Party’s candidates in the National Assembly elections on Saturday.
For the good people of Enugu State, the election results were “a golden moment,” he said, and he pledged that the mandate would not be taken for granted.
According to reports, the Labour Party won every seat in the National Assembly for the Coal City State, including seven Representative seats and one senatorial post.
The Enugu West Senate poll will occur on March 11, leaving the state’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) with one Senate and one Reps seat.
“The truth is that some people didn’t give LP a chance, but the masses kept faith in us. But the current result is beyond the imagination of those people; It’s a golden moment for the people of Enugu State, and I assure them that all our members who have been given the mandate of the people will not disappoint. We will not take this victory for granted but ensure that a new Enugu, which the masses yearn for, comes to reality,” he said.
The LP candidate for governor also expressed gratitude to the security services and President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said had shown a commitment to letting the people’s will triumph.
“We thank President Muhammadu Buhari, especially for signing the electoral act and for the monetary policy which made vote buying difficult, if not impossible,” he said.
Regarding the purported murder of Oyibo Chukwu, the LP senatorial candidate for Enugu East, Edeoga said it would go down in history as a sad day for the state.
“Oyibo Chukwu had worked hard, campaigned, and was poised to win before his brutal assassination. Instead, he was murdered in cold blood. We condemn the taking of life seriously. We condemn it and pray that his soul will rest in peace. We will continue where he stopped in his dream to provide good representation.”
He disclosed that the Party was taking steps to get someone who “will meet expectations” as a replacement.
He also referred to the acts of the PDP through Everestus Nnaji that filed a suit that would have prevented the LP from having a candidate at the polls following Oyibo’s demise. However, the appeal/suit was thrown out by the judges of all the courts approached, granting LP the chance to field another candidate.
He said, “We thank God that all that is now history; the highest court in the land, just like the appeal court threw it out. He has reached the climax of his spoiler game; the judgment he acquired from the court of first instance has ended. We are grateful to the people of Enugu State who have remained firm with us.”
He pledged, “My assurance to them is that as they come out on March 11 to consolidate this mandate by voting for us, we shall not disappoint them. We shall be responsible and accountable to the people.”