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False! 2023 Gubernatorial primary elections held in Abia

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CLAIM: In a conversation with Arise TV, the immediate-past commissioner for information and strategy in Abia, Eze Chikamnayo, asserted that the Labour Party (LP) did not carry out primary elections for the 2023 Abia state gubernatorial election.

FINDING: According to ThisDay and The Guardian newspapers, Alex Otti secured the ticket of the Labour Party through a primary election held in Umuahia on June 8, 2022. Innocent Okeke acted as the Returning Officer. Mr Otti got 454 votes to become the candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 Abia governorship election.

False! 2023 Gubernatorial primary elections held in Abia

VERDICT: INCORRECT

SOURCES: ThisDay and The Guardian.

DATE: 10/11/2023

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