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General News of Wednesday, 1 February 2023


Obidients slap Dele Momodu for 'fake' report of LP campaign director defecting to PDP

A collage of Dele Momodu and Peter Obi A collage of Dele Momodu and Peter Obi

Social media users have reacted to reports that Alhassan Bawu, campaign director of the Labour Party (LP) in Bauchi state, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Bawu who was speaking in a briefing yesterday in Bauchi disclosed that all the chairpersons of the party, state, zonal officers as well as national officers from the zone have also left Peter Obi’s Labour party and defected to support Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate.

He said the defection was informed by the lack of structure of the LP at the state, local, and ward levels.

“The LP is not strong and won’t be able to win a single seat in the region,” he said.

“We are officially declaring that all the north-east executives of Labour Party are defecting to PDP to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

“We don’t want to waste our votes, and we want to use this time to mobilise votes to who has the capacity to win the election.”

He said the decampees prefer the PDP to other political parties because they believe in Abubakar’s capacity to lead.

“If we support Atiku, we know that our votes will help him in becoming the president of this country,” he added.

The news has generated concerns on social media since it broke.

Dele Momodu, a chieftain of the PDP has evoked the wrath of some social media users after he shared the news item on his Instagram page.

Below are a few reactions on social media

tufab wrote: "You and Fake news for relevance 5&6. You lost your integrity for Money, which is cool. No more ovation for you guys sorry."

ugezujugezu wrote: "Fighting for survival is an inalienable right that no one can take away from anyone. Fight on."

kene_nicholas commented: "E don reach when I go block this Dele man. I been think say he get sense. Politics indeed dey take people sense."

francis_ot1 wrote: "Uncle Dele, I wish I can leave a voice note for you here. Campaign for PDP and leave H.E MR PETER OBI alone."

bayokomolafe commented: "Peter Obi has tried his best contesting against his boss Atiku. Since Atiku love him so much, he will consider him in 2027 as a Successor."

iamucheagbo said: "Which campaign member defected? No name abi? E don late sha. Did you see Adamawa three campaigns today? Anyone with good sense of judgement knows that PO has the most balanced ticket and on equity holds the best ticket as well. But make una dey collect money dey fan una survival, it's allowed"