Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Ebonyi State, Sir Edward Nkwegu has said that President Goodluck Jonathan had shown rare spirit of sportsmanship and statesmanship for his unconditional acceptance of the result of the presidential election.
Nkwegu noted that by that courageous action, the president had not only etched his name on marble as a democrat per excellence but also as a political realist.
The LP standard bearer, who stated this yesterday while briefing newsmen on the political activities in the country, also congratulated the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the polls.
Sir Nkwegu noted that the phantom results of the National Assembly elections in Ebonyi State did not reflect the expressed will of the of people of the state, adding that apart from wide spread of snatching of electoral materials, acts violence and intimidation of voters, falsification of results and general manipulation of the electoral process, the NASS election in many parts of Ebonyi State was a sham.
He assured the people that the LP would do everything humanly possible within the ambit of the law to restore the stolen mandates, disclosing that they had assembled necessary documentary evidence that would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities for remedial action.
While noting that the desperate politicians were not yet through with their game of rigging the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections, Nkwegu therefore urged Ebonyi people to be vigilant and steadfast.
He tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security operatives and ad hoc workers to insist that all concerned must play the extant rules of engagement.
On the industrial dispute between the state government and organised labour, the LP flag bearer noted that while his party continued to sue for a negotiated resolution of the on-going industrial action, he assured Ebonyi workers that if elected the LP government would make the welfare of workers an unassailable priority of the administration.
He urged the workers not to allow themselves to be deceived by politicians who are bent on exploiting the on-going industrial action for political ends, adding that they should rather assess the governorship candidates using their antecedents.


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