Members of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in Imo State’s Imo North Senatorial District merged their parties into the Labour Party on Sunday, pledging their allegiance and support to the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
At a ceremony in Umuaro, in the state’s Isiala Mbano Local Government Area, about 2,000 individuals joined the Labour Party, according to Punch.
According to Chikwem Onuoha, a former Deputy Chief of Staff to a former governor of the state, the decision was made after an inquiry proved that Obi was the best presidential candidate among the other candidates.
Onuoha who is an APC Chieftain said; today, APC and PDP are dead in Okigwe zone. We have resolved to collapse our structures in the zone into the Labour Party and to work for the victory of Peter Obi. Peter Obi symbolises the hope of the ordinary people of Nigeria.
“Peter Obi is tested and trusted and he has the support of the people who vote during the election. Apart from Obi, we will vote LP all through. The Labour Party is for a mass movement. We are wiser and we want to take back our country.”
President General of the Okigwe North Youth Progressives Forum in the Imo north senatorial district of the state, Chidinma Onyenagubo also said that his group was mobilising people to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards to vote for Labour Party in 2023.