Hon. Toby Okechukwu Rejects Inclusion Of His Name On INEC’s List

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Hon. Toby Okechukwu Rejects Inclusion Of His Name On INEC’s List

Honourable Toby Okechukwu, the member representing Awgu, Aniri, Oji-River Enugu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has rejected his name which appeared on INEC’s list as the Labour Party’s candidate.

Okechukwu who is also the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, appeared as number 4 on the list published on Tuesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Reacting in a statement he personally signed, Okechukwu said he remains a member of the PDP and will not be contesting for any position come 2023 under Labour party.

The statement reads:

“My attention has been drawn to the list of candidates for the 2023 general election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 20th September 2022 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 Peoples Democratic Party.

“Meanwhile, my position on this matter had since been conveyed to the National Chairman of the Labour Party in my letter dated 19th July 2022.

“I deeply appreciate and can never take for granted the overwhelming goodwill of my leaders, constituents and their wish for me to be on the ballot in the 2023 general election.

“I very much understand the pains my decision is bound to cause them. However, I believe and wish to reassure them that as a constituent, I will continue to do my best and be of utmost service to them in or out of public office.

“While thanking them for their immense support and love through the years, I am supremely confident that God will remain the ultimate compass in our affairs.”

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