According to reports some members of the Labour Party in the North-West region of Nigeria have collapsed their LP structure to support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The leader of the new structure, Bashir Ishaq, spoke on behalf of the LP members in the North West region, on Sunday 19th of February, 2023, stating their readiness to now support Tinubu’s emergence in the February 25 election.
He said “As a coalition of LP gubernatorial, senatorial and house of representatives and house of assembly members from the north-west, chairmen and members of campaign council, members of the gubernatorial campaign council in Kano and the north-west and zonal state coordinators, we have decided as a group to unanimously endorse the candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We have also resolved to leverage our existing political structures to work on the mobilisation and swinging of votes to ensure his emergence as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election. We shall be known as the Game Changers for Asiwaju/Shettima 2023 and our slogan is ‘swinging votes……. “.