Oyo State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has dumped its party’s gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Tawfiq Akinwale, declared support for Governor Seyi Makinde of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The party made the announcement at a Press conference held at its state headquarters in Ibadan on Sunday ahead of the March 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Speaking at the event, the party’s chairman in the state, Atayase Sadiq, noted that the decision was made following extensive consultation with members of the party across the state’s 33 local government areas.
“The last Presidential election was keenly contested by the three major parties in the country and the result of the election as announced by INEC shows that Labour Party is a force to reckon with.
The result of the Presidential election in Oyo State is similar to that. While the result of the election in its entirety is still a subject of contention, the takehome of the election is that a third force party that emerged barely a year ago has grown to become a strong force because of the quality of its candidate.