The factional presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Jude Ezenwafor has reportedly withdrawn from the contest.
Ezenwafor had earlier received an ultimatum from the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC), led by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike to withdraw from the contest.
Loconaija gathered that Ezenwafor expressed his withdrawal in a letter he conveyed to the national leadership of his faction of the party.
In the letter being circulated online, he stated that his decision to withdraw was personal and appealed to his supporters to understand him.
The letter reads, “I hereby withdraw from the forthcoming Presidential Election in 2023. After consulting my supporters Nationwide, I decided to withdraw for personal reasons.
“I regret any inconvenience my withdrawal might cost our great Party. I thank the leadership of our great Party for giving me the opportunity to serve Nigeria”.
With the development, the coast is now clear for former Anambra Governor and Presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi.
When contacted over the development, the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said the letter of withdrawal was not enough, stressing that, “Ezenwafor should do a broadcast for us to be convinced. He can disown the letter at any time.”
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