The Ekiti State chapter of Labour Party on Sunday denied it was posing a stumbling block to the governorship aspirations of the House of Representative member, Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and other defectors within the party in the state.
Speaking with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the state Chairman of LP, Akin Omole described as frivolous, claim by a splinter group within the LP that new members must have spent a minimum of six months in the party before they can be cleared to contest elective positions.
The LP faction had kicked against Bamidele’s bid to contest the governorship race on the platform of the party, saying it was against the party’s constitution for new members to do so.
However, this claim was dismissed by the chairman of the party, who said: “Bamidele and other defectors are free to fly the party’s flag in the forthcoming election, contrary to a claim by members of the faction. There are no constitutional encumbrances forbidding them from contesting”.