The political candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s chance received a boost as the Oyo state Deputy Chairman of Labour Party (LP), Mayoress Olubukola Olayinka officially decamped into the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, alongside hundreds of supporters and followers.
This was Mayoress Olubukola who many described as a grassroots mobilizer and political mother also said the Atiku/Okowa Campaign for the realization of 2023 presidency is a must achieved warning Nigerians not to be swayed by empty promises from politicians who believed the number seat in Nigeria is a souvenir they can take turn to get even in the face of what she called monumental failure of the present federal government in addressing the primary purpose of Government.
Mayoress Olubukola, who officially denounced her membership of Labour Party, while addressing her teeming political supporters and followers on Monday, berated the leadership of Labour Party in Oyo state.
Speaking with journalists at the official denouncement of LP in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on October 31, Mayoress Olubukola described Atiku Abubakar as a unifier who has the political capacity, experience, and integrity to unite Nigerians together.
“Being a retired custom boss and former Vice President of this country, Atiku Abubakar is the only candidate among all other candidates with the requisite political will to restore this country’s lost glory and unity.” She said.
Mayoress Olubukola maintained that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku has sacrificed greatly for the development of democracy in Nigeria even at a personal cost stressing that Nigerians may not fully appreciate how Atiku’s stance against the 3rd term agenda of former president Olusegun Obasanjo has rescued the nation’s fragile democracy saying “Atiku, unlike those shouting ’emilokan’, has and will never betray his own people.
“I’m the spirit of sincerity, love and progress, I wish to officially announce out exit from the Labour Party. I am not alone on this decision as other members who believe in my political mentorship are also on the same page on this noble course. Undoubtedly, our withdrawal from Labour Party is the resultant effect of protracted internal feud among the leadership of Labour Party in Oyo state.
“As an advocate of peace, whose life is driven by unity of purpose, I have done all my possible best as the deputy Chairperson of Labour Party in Oyo state even in the face of sheer persecution. All I did went down the drain as some people in the party believed they’re powerful than the political institution with their quisling mentality.
“In view of this, I ad m people have decided to cease our memberships henceforth with immediate effect. After a wide rage of consultation with my friends, political peers, associates, leaders I officially declare our intention to join the People’s Democratic Party PDP and also embrace the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the unifier, in the much anticipated 2023 general elections.
“As a detribalized Nigerian, Alhaji Abubakar, I elected president of Nigeria come 2023 will undoubtedly unify Nigeria along religion and ethnic tracks an give facelift to our economy that’s currently in a precarious condition. We strongly believe that the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians will be better guaranteed under his leadership and Government.” Mayoress Olubukola explained.
Speaking earlier, a PDP stalwart in the state, Honourable Wale Afolabi popularly known as WACO said, Atiku Abubakar has immensely impacted his life positively in the past as PDP Director of Audit in Abuja noting that Mayoress Olubukola’s decision to join PDP and Atiku’s political campaign immediately prompted him to be on ground to receive the defectors.
“Talking about the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo state, I can tell you that I know the governor from the beginning and I’ve been part this government, part of his ideas and everything about the present administration. If you listened to him on Saturday on Fresh FM, you’ll realize that he’s far better than any governor we’ve had before his time.
“Talking about Atiku’s chances of winning next election and what’s currently happening among the governors I want to say that’s pure advance politics and I can not say much about it. But I can you one thing, and that is the fact that we are fully on ground.” Hon. Afolabi said.
Reacting to the endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, by a section of the Afenifere pan Yoruba sociopolitical organization, Hon. Afolabi said those involved in the endorsement only exercise their fundamental human right to freedom of opinion noting that the endorsement does is not a representation of the Yoruba’s position on the forthcoming 2023.
“You must understand that everyone has the fundamental human right to freely express his or her opinion so that is their own opinion. Do not forget that one them, the Chairman of Afenifere himself declared for another presidential candidate. This is another leader, Pa Fasoroti declaring for another candidate. Let me tell you, this is not about declaration by words of mouth, election will judge and we’re waiting.” He added.