The Oyo State Deputy Chairman of the Labour Party, Mayoress Olubukola Olayinka, on Tuesday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with hundreds of his followers.
The Deputy Chairman, who disclosed that her official defection came after a wide range of consultations with friends, associates, political peers, and leaders, noted that she left the LP because of an internal crisis among the leaders in the state.
While declaring her defection, Olubukola berated Labour Party leadership in the state as she described Atiku as a unifier who has the political experience, capacity, and integrity to unite Nigerians.
She said, ‘In the spirit of sincerity, love and progress, I wish to openly announce my exit and that of my followers from the Labour Party. Hundreds of my followers who believe in my political mentorship and I are also on this noble course.
‘As an advocate of peace, whose life is driven by unity of purpose, I have done all my best as the Deputy Chairperson of Labour Party in Oyo State even in the face of sheer persecution, but all went down the drain as some people in the party believed they’re powerful than the political institution with their quisling mentality.
‘As a result of this, my people and I have decided to cease our memberships henceforth with immediate effect. We strongly believe that the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians will be better guaranteed under the leadership and Government of Atiku Abubakar.’
Africa Daily News, New York reports that the party hierarchy is yet to put out an official response to resignation.