By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
Alhaji Abdullahi Aliyu Babawo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and hundreds of his supporters in Gaji Ward, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State have defected to Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday.
Speaking to newsmen, the party chieftain said, he and his supporters left the main opposition party following a lot of irregularities from the congress of the party to the governorship primary election election in the state.
According to him, “As someone who has served the PDP from the ward to the local government as the chairman of the party as well as the ALGON chairman of chairmen of PDP in all the 23 local government areas in the state, l have learned to know what it takes to ensure transparency in all the processes involved in ensuring genuine candidates emerge at the end in electing candidates in the party.”
He added, “Having seen all the irregularities in the PDP, l decided to honourably resigned my membership of the party for the past three months. I decided to critically study all the political parties, l discovered that Labour Party has in its manifestos what Nigerians desired at the moment and to give hope in all nooks and crannies of the country. I discovered that it is only Labour Party that has the people at heart and so, l have decided with my teaming supporters defect to the party so as to have a change of the whole situation for better in Kaduna state and the country as a whole.”
He stated that most politicians are only recycling themselves from one political party to another with the desperation to be elected to continue with their dubious characters of perpetuating their anti people programmes for their selfish reasons.
He opined, “I look at the Labour Party and strongly believed it has the feelings of the country at heart. What Nigerians desired at the moment by having a purposeful leadership that will unite the country irrespective of any different is what the Labour party is struggling to enshrine in the country so Nigerians will work together as a family in all spheres of life.”
He explained that time has come for Nigerians from the local government to state and the federal level ensure that politicians with genuine intentions for the overall development of the country are given the chance to lead Nigeria from the mess it has brought itself into.
He added, “With the 2023 general elections around the corner, Nigerians have to open their eyes widely so that they do not elect politicians into elective positions that will cause the country what it is presently going through with all such challenges Nigerians are subjected to.”