Edo 2024: Obaseki not sponsoring my ambition – LP aspirant, Akpata


A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Labour Party, LP, Olumide Akpata, has dismissed reports that Governor Godwin Obaseki was sponsoring him.

Akpata, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, described the report as unfound and baseless.

Speaking with journalists in Benin, Edo State capital, Akpata said those claiming that he was attempting to buy the LP ticket with cash were immature.

According to Akpata: “That I am sponsored by Godwin Obaseki is an unfounded and baseless rumour.

“It was bandied around by two irresponsible online blogs that I shall be going after with all the venom that I can muster because my approach to fake news is that you nip it in the bud and you deal with it before it festers.

“It has also been bandied around by some disgruntled politicians, including in my party, and I said to them that it is a very weak argument or reasoning.

“My relationship with the governor has never been hidden, so it is only politicians who don’t know how to agree to disagree that quickly conclude that when two contenders sit together, they must belong to the same camp.”

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