By Ezeocha Nzeh
Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the leadership of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has declared that it cannot compromise it’s integrity and ticket to the highest bidder.
The party in a statement issued Monday by its National Secretary, Yahaya Makama, described as misleading and mischievous, report in a national daily, alleging that the party has reached certain financial deals with some individuals in connection to subsisting it’s candidate for the November 6, Anambra state governorship election.
The report claimed that the National Chairman of the ZLP, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, reached the alleged agreement after receiving sums of monetary payments.
The party maintained that it has not reached any agreement neither has the National Chairman received any payment from any person as being falsely suggested in the publication.
It however confirmed that it is currently in very high-level discussions with critical stakeholders from the three major political parties as well as no fewer than seven other minority parties on ways to use the party as a platform for a formidable cross-party coalition ahead of the election.
“The ZLP assures that it is not for sale to the highest bidder but is rather yielding itself to Ndi Anambra as platform for a strong coalition among political parties, support institutions and the body of electorate in the coalesced effort ahead of the governorship election.
“The ZLP will indeed make its decisions regarding the coalitions open to the public in the coming days.
“We therefore urges the general public, particularly the people of Anambra, to disregard the mischievous publication, which is clearly the handiwork of desperate politicians in a particular political party, who are jittery over the emerging coalition and seek to cause confusion in our fold.
“In that regard, the ZLP will never be distracted by any blackmail but will continue to work with the people of Anambra state in their aspiration to coalesce on our platform and enthrone a purposeful leadership in the state.”