Ahead of the 2023 election, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babatunde Gbadamosi has defected to the Labour Party (LP).
Gbadamosi, who disclosed the latest development in a statement on Friday, expressed displeasure over how the senatorial bye-election panned out after the event of EndSars.
However, his hope was rekindled following the emergence of Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of LP and his choice of Yusuf Baba-Ahmed as running mate.
According to Gbadamosi, he is still surprised at the kind of energy, vigour, unity and tenacity of purpose being exhibited by youths for the former Governor of Anambra State.
He further said he had resigned his membership from PDP and subsequently declared support for the LP presidential flagbearer.
He said: “I had completely lost hope, especially in the youths of Nigeria, considering how the senatorial bye-elections panned out, after the traumatic events of the #EndSARS.
“However, the exit of Peter Obi from the PDP and his subsequent emergence as the Presidential candidate of the LP, and his brilliant choice of Mallam Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as running mate have rekindled my hope.
“I am 54 years old, and never in my life have I been privileged to witness the kind of energy, vim, vigor, unity and tenacity of purpose being exhibited by youths of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds in Nigeria over a political candidate.
I hereby publicly declare my resignation from the PDP and wish all the remaining members well.
“By the same token, I also hereby publicly declare my support for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.”