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Breaking News: AAC Nominee Reveals Former LP Hopeful as Running Mate



In preparation for the upcoming Edo State gubernatorial election on September 21, Dr. Oberaifo Udoh, the candidate representing the African Action Congress (AAC), has introduced Sir Lord Osunde, a former aspirant from the Labour Party, as his vice gubernatorial candidate.

Recent updates indicate that the AAC has also welcomed numerous defectors from the Labour Party, including members of the Obidient Movement, as well as relatives of Osunde, the party’s running mate.

Gabriel Erhahon, the chairman of the state party, officially handed over the party flag to the deputy gubernatorial candidate and the defectors, commending them for their bold decision to switch allegiances in favor of the AAC.

He emphasized that unlike other political factions, the AAC stands for progress for the state, particularly focusing on empowering women and youth.

During his address, Osunde, the running mate, speaking on behalf of the defectors, highlighted their reasons for leaving the Labour Party and the Obidient Movement to align with the AAC, citing the party’s people-centric manifesto.

Noting his previous role as a leader in the Edo Obidient Movement, where he spearheaded the first ‘two million Obidient movement walk’ in the state, Osunde expressed his admiration for the AAC’s ideology, which motivated his transition.

He also revealed discrepancies in the Labour Party’s gubernatorial primary election process, stating, “While we were in Labour Party, the party advocated for freedom, a corruption-free society, youth empowerment, and meritocracy. However, the primary election lacked transparency, and the party failed to address grievances.”

Dr. Udoh Oberaifo, the AAC governorship candidate, emphasized the party’s stance as an alternative to rescue Edo State from its current political, social, and economic challenges. He pointed out that the state has witnessed unfulfilled promises and deteriorating conditions under the ruling PDP and APC.

Highlighting issues such as increased poverty rates, crumbling infrastructure, and rising insecurity, Udoh underscored the urgent need for a new political direction that prioritizes the welfare of the people.