By Olaide Ayinde
The camp of Labour Party in Bauchi has been depleted with the defection of Alhaji Alhassan Bawu, the campaign director of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bawu who announced his defection at a press conference in Bauchi on Tuesday claimed that he switched camp to the PDP alongside other officials of party in the North-East to support the presidential ambition of PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
He claimed all the chairmen of the party, state and zonal officers as well as national officers from the zone have also defected to support the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
He said the defection was informed by the lack of structure of the LP at state, local and ward levels, adding that, “the LP is not strong and won’t be able to win a single seat in the region.
“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.
According to him, the decampees preferred the PDP above other political parties because they believed the party and its presidential candidate has the capacity to handle the country.
“If we support Atiku, we know that our votes will help him in becoming the president of this country,” he said. (NAN)