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General News of Sunday, 21 August 2022


Thousands of Nigerian politicians dump APC, PDP, join Labour Party in top Northern State

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With the political parties gearing up for the 2023 general elections, thousands of Nigerians have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the Labour Party in Nasarawa state.

The Punch reports that the former members of the ruling and opposition parties numbering about 27,000 have declared their support for Labour Party.

It was also gathered that plans are already on top gear to receive the defectors from the two parties into the Labour Party in the first week of September.

This was disclosed at the inauguration of the new Labour party office donated by youth and women groups in Agyaragu community, Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state by the state party chairman, Alexander Emmanuel.

Emmanuel said the defectors were in addition to the party’s one million supporters drawn from 56 support groups across the 13 LGAs of the state.

His words: "These 27,000 defectors are those who indicated interest to join our party within the last two weeks. It was after the one-million-man march that was held in Lafia LGA for our presidential candidate, Peter Obi, that they came to declare support for our party and preparation is on top gear to receive them by the first week of September.

Today, we are in Agyaragu to inaugurate this party office which was donated by the youth and women in the community through the Crowd Power support group for Peter Obi. READ ALSO 2023: APC chieftain joins Labour Party, as Peter Obi receives new campaign building in Imo “You can see the turn-out of people in a short notice.

In fact, we are happy with the level of support that we are getting on a daily basis. I am confident that the Labour Party will win the 2023 presidential, governorship and other elections.”

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