The Labour Party (LP) in Gaube electoral ward welcomed nearly 200 defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kuje Area Council, Federal Capital Territory on Monday, July 25, 2022.
“Labour Party is coming with full force to rewrite the narrative of democracy in the country,” declared Oluwabusayo, commonly known as Biggy.
The PDP defectors said the action had become imperative for the country to achieve true democracy as they turned in their APC membership cards, posters, brooms, and umbrellas.
While welcoming them, Mr. Fanimi Oluwabusayo, the party’s FCT auditor, assured the group that the party had come to free Nigerians from the suffering that the country’s two major political parties had caused.
Oluwabusayo, better known as Biggy, declared that the Labour Party was coming with all of its might to alter the nation’s perception of democracy.
“I want to enjoin Nigerian youths to go and verify our candidate and to also come out en-mass to vote for reliable candidate come 2023.
“Vote the Presidential candidate Peter Obi, his Vice Yusuf Datti Baba, Senatorial candidate for FCT Hajiya Ireti Kingibe, House of Representative Abuja South Madam Ohiomero Joy and Joshua Obika Amac/Bwari constituency.
“We enjoin you all to join this force and bring positive change and move Nigeria to a better height to end poverty and suffering in the country,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of other defectors, Mr. Abu Tanko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that both the APC and PDP’s strategies and objectives had disappointed them.
Before the general elections in 2023, according to Kuje Labour Party Chairman Mr. Oguh Hyginus, more defectors will still join the party to advance democracy in the nation.