Taraba Gov Polls: I Withdrew ‘Under Duress’ – LP Candidate, Munlip
Embattled Labour Party Governorship candidate in Taraba State, Philip Munlip, has asserted that he was under pressure by the party’s chairperson, Mrs Easter Gulmu to withdraw from March 18 election.
The party is currently embroiled in an internal crisis on who is the authentic candidate of the party between Munlip and Senator Joel Ikenya.
Munlip during an interview on Channels Television’s, Sunrise Daily, insisted the chairperson of the party, Mrs Gulmu has an agenda to push forth her preferred candidate, Ikenya for the election,
“I wrote the withdrawal letter under duress, but the court ruled the withdrawal out in my favour, the chairperson placed me under pressure and I didn’t know she had gone to the national office for her to buttress her claims that I had withdrawn,” he said on Monday.
The party had in a press briefing on Saturday, distanced itself from Munlip, for his endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Kefas Agbu.