The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council, Akin Osuntokun, remains the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) senatorial candidate for Ekiti Central Senatorial Zone.
Osuntokun was announced as the LP campaign DG on Tuesday.
The appointment of Osuntokun has since set many tongues wagging.
It is unclear if Osuntokun officially defected to Labour Party.
Osuntokun in his defense, explained that he had abandoned his senatorial ambition under ZLP to take up Obi’s campaign DG post.
But INEC Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, explained that Osuntokun remains the ZLP senatorial candidate as the period for withdrawal and substitution of candidates had passed.
According to INEC’s timetable for the 2023 elections, July 15 was the last day for the withdrawal and substitution of candidates by political parties for presidential and national assembly elections.