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2023: House deputy minority leader faults INEC list

Speaking to newsmen, the deputy minority leader, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, said the President’s critics were not out to witch-hunt his administration, but to help him succeed and help the country achieve a more perfect union.

Rep. Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu) has faulted his inclusion on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) list for 2023 poll, as the candidate of Labour Party’s (LP) for Aninri/Awgu/Oji River.

Okechukwu, also the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

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“My attention has been drawn to the list of candidates for the 2023 general election released by INEC wherein my name was published as the Labour Party Candidate for Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Enugu State.

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“I wish to state that I will not be contesting as the candidate of the Labour Party or any other party in the said election. I remain a member of the PDP,” he said.

Okechukwu said that his position on the matter have since been conveyed to the National Chairman of the Labour Party.

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