Following the defection of the 2015 Governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Rivers State last week, Prince Tonye Princewill, the Party said they are not bordered because he is not a serious politician.
The LP Chairman in Rivers State, Prince Favour Reuben who stated this in an interview with The Tide, said Princewill has been on suspension and has no political relevance to the party.
Reuben hinted that Princewill has not been attending party functions, since after the election two years ago, stressing that his defection was not a surprise to the party.
“We are not surprised at that because he has never worked for the party. Since after the elections, he has neither shown up nor attended any party function. Remember he was suspended, so his action is not a surprise to the Labour Party.
‘’ We will not feel his absence because he has never been there for the party. We are not shocked, we realized that that is his way of playing politics, jumping from one political party to another. He left Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),from PDP to Labour Party now to All Progressive Congress (APC). Certainly, when another party wins, he will move over’’, he said.
He however stated that the party is still strong and working secretly to ensure that they make impact in the next general elections in the state.
According to him, “the party is not making noise like other political parties, the party is working underground to ensure its success in future elections in the state. We are receiving new members monthly and we wish not to make noise.
‘’Last Governorship elections in the state, people never believed that the party will pull such shocker by emerging the first three in the elections in the state. we are meeting and strategizing on how to pull another surprise in 2019. Is not by making noise, ’’he said.
He revealed that the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) is working with the party to start mobilizing their members to vote for the Labour Party in the next elections.
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Author: Ike Wigodo