April 13, 2024

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Lagos PDP Chieftain Ditches Atiku, Supports Peter Obi

Ahead of the 2023 elections, Babatunde Gbadamosi, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has defected to the Labour Party.

Gbadamosi, a former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party and a former Lagos East senatorial candidate of the PDP, disclosed this on Friday, August 5. Ahead of the 2023 elections, Babatunde Gbadamosi, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has defected to the Labour Party. “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 hereby publicly declare my resignation from the PDP and wish all the remaining members well.” Gbadamosi also declared his support for LP presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi.

He stated: “By the same token, I also hereby publicly declare my support for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.”

Meanwhile, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, rated Peter Obi, ahead of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in terms of his capacity to make decisions. Keyamo said Obi is ahead of the former vice president in terms of leadership experience. He added that Tinubu is a better presidential candidate as he has the capacity to lead. He described the APC presidential candidate as a wealth creator.

Keyamo added that Atiku is not tested and trusted. He asked: “So how are we going to hand the country to somebody who has never held a position—who has never shown capacity where he makes the final call?”