There is confusion among supporters of the Labour Party in Lagos state following a viral report of the party dropping its governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour.

Report emerged on Friday night that the party had dropped Vivour for Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi following a court order.

This was contained in a press release shared by loyalists of the APC.

Parts of the statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the news circulating on total media and some mainstream medium pertaining to the reinstatement of Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi as the validly nominated gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party by a court of competent jurisdiction.

“We wish to state categorically that the Labour Party leadership reckon and agree that the petitioner participated in the organized Primary Elections and was declared winner.

“However, the political arrangement that brought Mr Gbadegbo Rhodes-Vivour into the equation isn’t one for public consumption. We can confirm we are in receipt of the said court ruling and have communicated our intentions through our legal team to comply with the rulings to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Consequently, as a law-abiding political party whose core principle is to adhere strictly to the rule of at and uphold same, we are alerting members of the public and our teeming members that Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi is our governorship candidate in Lagos state for the scheduled gubernatorial elections taking place tomorrow, 18th of March, 2023.”

Meanwhile, the Labour Party has not countered the statement.

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