From Gyang Bere, Jos
Governorship candidate of Labour Party in Plateau State, Ambassador Yohanna Margif, has said that he still the authentic standard bearer of the party in the state, urging the people to disregard anyone parading himself as the new candidate of the party.
In a press statement issued in Jos, yesterday, Margif said his life had been under threat to withdraw from the contest, noting that he had never contemplated withdrawing from the race.
His words: “My attention has been drawn to a purported and illegal primary election by some disgruntled political elements who disguised themselves as members of Labour Party in Plateau State. I wish to state clearly that I am the only and authentic governorship candidate of Labour Party in Plateau.
“You recall that a primary election of the Labour Party was conducted on the 9 June, 2022 at Retnan Hotel and Event Centre, Bukuru, where I emerged the candidate of the party and certificate of return was subsequently presented to me by the National Chairman of the party to affirm my candidature as the standard bearer of the party for 2023 election.
“I wish to state clearly that I have not in any way contemplated withdrawing from the 2023 governorship election in Plateau State and I will not withdraw from the race. I am in the contest to win the election and give Plateau people good governance that will enthrone development.
“I am not in the contest to withdraw, and the ticket of Labour Party in Plateau State is not for sale. Therefore, those who are clamouring for the ticket and misleading gullible Plateau people and Nigerians that I have withdrawn from the race should desist forthwith.”
He, therefore, called on his ardent supporters to remain calm and disregard any rumour of his purported withdrawal from the race.