No fewer than 700 members of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) in Yola South local government of Adamawa State defected to the Labour Party (LP) today in Adamawa State.
The decampees who were led by their Chairman, dumped NNPP for Labour Party in Yola Thursday.
Receiving the decampees in Yola, the state chairman of LP, Mr. Nicholas Christopher and the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Umar Madawaki a.k.a Otumba of Ekiti said the decampees have taken the right decision in view of the rising profile of the Labour Party in the state.
Otumba of Ekiti noted that history is about to be made in Adamawa as his party is set to rout the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and take over power in the state for the benefit of all.
The Guber Candidate said the LP will liberalise the economy of the state and make governance an all-encompassing affair adding that the people will be the better for it.
He commended the resilience of the people of the State for identifying with the party.
Adding that all political parties in the state were jittery about the Labour Party because of the achievements of its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.
Umar Mustapha said while some Governors were busy building structures that are not meaningful to the people, Peter Obi remains the only governor who ended his tenure as governor, leaving behind over N70 billion Naira and over $150millon dollars in the coffers of Anambra.
Leader of the decampees, Mariam Alhaji Sale revealed that they were in support of the LP because of its plans for the people.