Despite the growing popularity of the Labour Party (LP), emerging reports indicated the party was missing in action in Ekiti State where a governorship election is ongoing.
16 gubernatorial candidates, including its governorship flag bearer, Comrade Roland Olugbenga Daramola are eyeing the governorship seat.
Speaking on the party’s lean structure in Ekiti State, Ojomoyela revealed that there were no campaigns carried out by LP’s Daramola before the election and also there were no party agents to standing in for LP at the voting exercise across the state.
“There is no Labour Party structure in Ekiti State. No party structure at all. There are no Labour Party agents at any polling units. Even there was no campaign before the election. So, I can say Labour Party has no structure in Ekiti,” Ojomoyela said.
Reacting to the speculation that LP has collapsed its structure with the ruling All Progressives Congress, he said it was Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, that merged with APC in the state.
“Labour Party did not collapse its structure. It was ZLP,” he said.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the voter population was 988,923, and the number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collected was 749,065, resulting in uncollected 239,858 PVCs.
It also stated that there were 3,346 Bimodal Accreditation Systems (BVAS) for authentication and verification of voters.