Labour Party Rejects Defecting YPP Chairman

By Juliet Amaka
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The Labour Party in Nasarawa State has rejected the suspended State Chairman of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, Bishop Namo, over corruption allegations.

It was gathered that Namo was suspended by the National leadership of the YPP.

Namo was said to have taken bribe from a desperate politician to illegally substitute the name of one John Mark, who was the party’s candidate for the Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency, in the 2023 general election.

Following the suspension, Namo, on September 21, declared his support for the Labour Party, claiming that he had been received into the party.

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But the Nasarawa State chairman of Labour party, Alexander Emmanuel, during a press conference in Lafia on Sunday, said Namo will not be accepted into the party until he is declared innocent of the allegations leveled against him in the YPP.

He said;

“Labour party is a peaceful-loving political party. Our members here in Nasarawa state are known as peaceful people because we do not like trouble.

“We heard that Bishop Namo was suspended by the YPP over some corruption allegations. We do not know if they are true or false at the moment, but we will only accept him into the Labour party when we are sure that he is innocent of the allegations.

“On September 21, so many people called me on phone and said they read on social media that Namo has joined the Labour Party and I told them that the information was not true because none of LP’s electoral ward or local government chairmen across the state has intimated me about such development.

“So, the general public should disregard that information because it is not correct.”

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