BREAKING: Peter Obi’s Campaign Director in Northern State, Others Dump Labour Party, Defect to PDP
- Peter Obi’s 2023 presidential bid has suffered a setback as his campaign director in Bauchi state, Alhaji Alhassan Bawu, dumped Labour Party for PDP
- Bawu reportedly defected to the PDP alongside some other Labour Party officials in the northeastern state
- The former campaign director for Obi spoke on the reason why he and his colleagues defected to the PDP just a few weeks before the general election
Bauchi state – Alhaji Alhassan Bawu, the campaign director of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Bauchi State, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bawu defected to the PDP alongside other officials of the party in the northeast, The Nation reported.
Why we dumped Labour Party for PDP – Bawu
According to Bawu, the lack of LP structure in Bauchi state is why he and others defected to the PDP.
“The LP is not strong and won’t be able to win a single seat in the region,” he said.
Legit.ng gathers that the former LP chieftain announced his defection to reporters in Bauchi, the capital on Tuesday, January 31.
“We don’t want to waste our votes and we want to use this time to mobilize votes to who can win the election,” he added.
2023 presidency: Labour Party denies alleged plan by Peter Obi to step down
In another report, the Labour Party has denied the claim that its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will be stepping down ahead of the poll.
A statement by the media office of the ObiDatti Campaign Organisation said the report that Peter Obi is set to step down from contesting in the 2023 election is laughable.
The statement said it is absurd to think that 18 persons are in a marathon to pick a trophy and someone is suggesting that the front runner in the race who is already sighting the trophy wants to step down for somebody behind.