Chijioke Edeoga, Former Governorship Candidate Under PDP Declared Labour Party Guber Candidate In Enugu
Chijioke Edeoga was on Saturday declared the new gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party (LP), replacing the earlier candidate, Casmir Agbo who probably stood in as a Pro Tem candidate.
State Chairman of the party, Mr Agbo, who was the former candidate, confirmed this in an interview in Enugu.
“I can tell you authoritatively that Edeoga is now our candidate. You can go to press with that,” he said.
Mr Edeoga, who lost the PDP governorship primary to Barr. Peter Mbah was the commissioner of Environment in the current administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
He polled nine votes to come second behind the winner, Peter Mbah, who polled up 700 votes.
Mr Agbo said the decision to pick Mr Edeoga as his replacement was taken at an enlarged state executive meeting of the party on Saturday.
It would be recalled that Mr Agbo was earlier elected at a primary held in Enugu and then doubled as the party state chairman.
Recall that Edeoga was harassed by Senator Chiamroke Nnamani on the day of the primary election at Ôkpara Square when he said Isi Uzo is going no where.
This act spurred up the internet as it was never expected that it was covered by people around, later same day, photos of both Chiamroke and Edeoga hugging each other emerged on social media probably in a way to redirect the minds of the innocent populace.
Edeoga’s emergence is also being suspected to be a staged one, one of those dramas being played by the PDP leader in the state in order to hold fist all positions to the party through a way of placing candidates for other parties within the state.