Labour Party breaks silence on zoning of the Vice Presidency

O. Adejo

Barr. Julius Abure, Chairman of the Labour Party, has stated the party would not change its principles of federal character in selecting a vice-presidential candidate.

Abure stated that the principle of social-religious inclusion and the diversity of the Nigerian workforce, as well as membership in the Labour Party, would not be jeopardised in their decision.

He added that, while the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will make the final decision, the party’s choice of a vice president will most likely come from the northern region.

According to VIP magazine, Abure said, “While I acknowledge that it may be premature for me to speak and that the constitution also grants the presidential candidate the right to nominate his vice presidential candidate, I believe it would be more appropriate for the presidential candidate to respond.”

“However, I want to assure you that as a reasonable party; as a party that believes in equity and justice; as a party that believes in social justice and equal opportunity for all, a widely accepted, and powerful vice-presidential candidate will most likely come from the Northern region, there is no doubt about that.”

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