To long awaited governorship election is here, as many Nigerians will be hoping their preferred candidates are elected into various States in the country.
However, there are candidates that may lose their states to the Labour Party. Recall that under the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, the party was able to secure wins in 12 States across the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This has made LP become a threat to some politicians and political parties, especially in Lagos State where the party secured victory during the Presidential election.
As we await today’s election result, let’s checkout some governors that may lose their states to Peter Obi’s Labour Party.
• Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State)
This is one of the south eastern states that gave massive votes to Labour Party during the Presidential election.
Peter Obi polled a total of 327,095 votes while his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came a distant second with 22,676 votes.
Despite being a state dominated by the People Democratic Party, Alex Otti of Labour Party has gained huge support from people living in the state.
The love and support he got from Abians may earn him victory in today’s election.
• Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State)
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State is one of the governors that lost their senatorial seat to Labour Party during the National House of Assembly election.
The wins secured by Labour Party in the state, has continued to influence the choice of candidate in the state’s governorship election, as multiple campaigns have been held in various part of the state with Peter Obi in attendant.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is set to battle with the state’s Labour Party front man, Chijioke Edeoga.
• Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State)
Governor Sanwo-Olu is no doubt one of the political that will facing a strong challenge in today’s election.
The Nigerian politician who has served as governor of Lagos State since 2019, is set to battle with the governorship candidate of Labour Party, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, GRV.
GRV became his major challenger after Peter Obi came out victorious in the Nigerian’s biggest commercial city despite being the country home of President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Governor Sanwo-Olu may lose the state to Labour Party, if electorates reciprocate the shocking incident of the state’s presidential election.
• Governor Simon Lalong CON (Plateau State)
Plateau State is one of the northern States won by Peter Obi during the Presidential election.
To keep fire burning, Peter Obi visited the state to thank his supporters for voting en masse in the presidential election. He also campaigned for the governorship candidate of Labour Party, Patrick Dakum.
Labour Party’s campaign was well accepted by indigenes of the state, as the party hopes to win the state in today’s governorship election.
Do you think Labour Party has a chance in any of these states?