Reports in the media on Monday claimed that the Labour party in the southwest region had collapsed its structure for the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2023 general election which is scheduled to take place in two weeks time.
While addressing journalists in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Monday, the South-West Chairman of the LP, Mr Omotoso Banji, explained stated that the group declared its support for the presidential candidate of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, he further explained that their journey into the APC was facilitated by the National Coordinator of the South-West Agenda For Asiwaju Tinubu, 2023, Dr. Dayo Adeyeye, and other members of the group.
“The Labour Party presently is a shaking platform for anybody to contest, it is a failure platform for anybody to contest, I don’t know Peter Obi and I’m less concerned about him but I’m concerned about those who are celebrating the Labour Party mediocre within Nigeria. In view of this, we leaders of the Labour Party in the South-West have decided to leave the party because we have a lot of mediocre there and what they are looking for is money, they are not ready to serve Nigeria. The Labour Party is not ready to serve Nigeria and that is why we decided to leave the party and come together to the APC. I collapsed the structures of the party in Ekiti State. So, I don’t know how the Obi can come now and embarrass us here in the South-West. We are the pillars of that party in the South-West, and to the glory of God Almighty, we have pulled down the structures today. I was so surprised to hear from the DG of the party, Akin Osuntokun. We don’t know him in the Labour Party, Akin Osuntokun is representing his personal interest.” he said.