Labour Party (LP) Chairman Barr Julius Abure has said he is not participating in the party’s upcoming governorship primaries for Edo State.
Abure made the disclosure at a press conference held at the party secretariat in Abuja.
Abure denied his involvement in any alleged forgery within the party, stating that he took time to react to the alleged forgery because some people may think it was true.
He said, “I am not running for the Governorship primary in Edo. I will get people to conduct free, fair and credible primaries.”
On the issue of threat to his life, Abure said he has made a formal complaint to authorities.
“We have made several reports on it. I won’t dwell much on that,” Abure said while assuring the members of his party of a level playing ground for all.
“I am assuring members of the party that we are committed to the ideals of the party members.
“On the issue of placeholder, today, with the membership strength of the party, the issue of placeholder is now a thing of the past,” Abure said of the issues raising concern about forgery in the party.
“We now have qualified people competing for elections. We won’t use placeholders again. We just conducted elections in Kogi Bayelsa and Imo. Those candidates emerged and formed part of the election. So, the issue of placeholder is now a thing of the past,” Abure said while dispelling allegations about forgery levelled against him.