Ifeanyi Araraume has said that he is not contesting the Imo governorship election under the Labour Party as he still remains a bona fide member of the All Progressives Party Congress.
In a statement by Uche Anyanwu, his Special Adviser on Legal and Public Affairs, Araraume described the rumour about such moves as fake and unfounded.
“The attention of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume has been drawn to the mischievous and fake list of Labour Party governorship aspirants, making rounds in sections of the media wherein his name was published as having picked the expression of interest form to run for the office of governor in Imo state, under the Labour Party.
“Senator Arararaume hereby reiterates unequivocally that he is still a bona fide member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director of Trade and Economic Affairs (South) of the APC presidential campaign council (PCC).” he said.
Araraume reiterated that he is not a member of the LP and has not picked or paid for any the party’s nomination form.
He said that he does not intend to pick the nomination form of the LP now or later in this dispensation.
“Senator Araraume is a responsible member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and does not even have the faintest idea who the Labour Party ward chairman is in his immediate ward.”
Araraume said he is not a man to shy away from what he believes in and will not approach the governorship contest in Imo State through the back door.
He added that his intentions about the election would be without ambiguity whenever he decides to throw his hat into the ring for a contest which he has the requisite qualifications and capacity.
“The fake aspirants list under the Imo state Labour Party is a fabrication and the work of mischief makers, who are bent on using his name to score cheap political victory.”
The 2023 Imo State governorship election will take place on November 11 due to the late inauguration of incumbent Governor Hope Uzodimma of the APC.
Uzodimma is eligible to run for re-election, but has not yet stated whether he will do so. (NAN)