Two weeks before the presidential election, the Labour Party in the South-West has collapsed its entire structure in the region into the All Progressives Congress.
The group also declared its support for the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Speaking with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Monday, the South-West Chairman of the LP, Mr Omotoso Banji, 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.
Omotoso, who led the party leadership to collapse its structure, said the leaders of the LP decided to quit the party because it was not viable and lacked the clout to win the forthcoming general election.
He said, “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 ( Monday). 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.”
The National Coordinator of the SWAGA 2023, Dr. Dayo Adeyeye, while receiving the defectors, charged them and other APC members across the South-West to go back to their various polling units and work for Tinubu to win the forthcoming presidential poll.
“Tinubu is a man of passion, action and vision, who is ready to transform this country and whether they like it or not, Tinubu is going to win,” Adeyeye boasted.