A Peoples Democratic Party stalwart in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi has defected to Labour Party and declared his assist for its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Gbadamosi, a former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party and a former Lagos East Senatorial Candidate of the PDP, made this identified in an announcement on Friday, August 5.
He mentioned: “I had fully misplaced hope, particularly within the youths of Nigeria, contemplating how the senatorial bye-elections panned out, after the traumatic occasions of the EndSARS.
“However, the exit of Peter Obi from the PDP and his subsequent emergence because the Presidential candidate of the LP, and his sensible alternative of Mallam Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as working mate have rekindled my hope.
“I’m 54 years outdated, and by no means in my life have I been privileged to witness the sort of power, vim, vigour, unity and tenacity of objective being exhibited by youths of all ethnicities and spiritual backgrounds in Nigeria over a politician.
“I hereby publicly declare my resignation from the PDP and want all of the remaining members nicely.
“By the identical token, I additionally hereby publicly declare my assist for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.”
He recounted how he joined the PDP in Ikorodu in 2008 and remained a loyal member of the occasion.
He continued: “I got here to recognise that the issues of PDP run fairly deep, and their tepid opposition is in actual fact by the design of some people populating the occasion management from high to backside.”
He mentioned that Obi has proven himself to be a artistic, prudent and frugal administrator in addition to a reliable custodian of public funds.
He mentioned: “These two share a ardour for schooling and information, with Obi’s documented exploits within the schooling sector as governor of Anambra and Baba-Ahmed’s direct funding in schooling as Pro-Chancellor of the extremely revered Baze University, Abuja.
“Both share a disdain for graft and imagine in exterminating contract padding.
“I discover myself left with no alternative, when confronted with the options, however to publicly throw in my lot with these two positive gents, particularly contemplating that one other good Uncle of mine, Dr Doyin Okupe is among the navigators of their journey and had invited me very a lot earlier.”