2023: "Big Mistake" Made as PDP Governor's Aides Defect to Labour Party, Pitch Tent with Peter Obi

2023: "Big Mistake" Made as PDP Governor's Aides Defect to Labour Party, Pitch Tent with Peter Obi

  • The opposition PDP in Taraba state has lost two of its prominent members to the fold of the Labour Party
  • Those who left the PDP, Mbatudi Agabi and Shekarau Masaibi, are aides to Governor Darius Ishaku
  • A chieftain of the opposition party who spoke with newsmen said letting Agabi go was a big mistake on the part of the PDP

Taraba - Two aides of the Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, have resigned their appointments to join the Labour Party (LP).

The aides who joined the Labour Party and have thrown their weight behind its governorship candidate in the state, Senator Joel Ikenya, are Mbatudi Agabi and Shekarau Masaibi, Guardian reports.

Peter Obi
The governor's aides are now backing Peter Obi
Source: UGC

Agabi and Masaibi noted that their resignation and defection were necessitated by a desire to pitch tent with Ikenya and Peter Obi, the LP's presidential candidate.

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They added that remaining in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hinder their aspirations, hence their recent decisions.

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PDP chieftain reacts to Agabi's defection

Reacting to the news of Agabi's defection, a PDP chieftain who spoke on condition of anonymity noted that the opposition made a big mistake in letting the former aide to the governor go.

He was quoted to have said:

“Our party made a big mistake by allowing him and Masaibi to leave.”

“I’m not worried about Peter Obi’s popularity”: Atiku gives surprising reason

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has said he is not worried about the popularity of Peter Obi.

Obi is also contesting for the number one seat in Nigeria on the Labour Party (LP) platform.

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Atiku stated that not all youths are throwing their weight behind the Labour Party presidential candidate.

In an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), he said:

“Absolutely not, it doesn’t worry me, because the demography of the youth varies from region to region, and it is not in all regions of the country that the preponderance of the youth is moving towards Labour. Maybe in some few areas in the South or South-East.”

According to Atiku, Nigerians have come to realise that the ruling All Progressives Congress is more corrupt than the PDP.

Source: Legit.ng

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