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2023 Election: I Left PDP Because It Didn’t Treat Southeast Fairly – LP Candidate



By Julie Sylvia, Onitsha

The Labour Party, LP, Anambra State House of Assembly candidate, for Oyi constituency, Chief Obinna Okafor, during the new yam festival of his Nkwelle-Ezunaka community, Oyi Local Government Area, that he decamped from People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to LP, because PDP did not treat Southeast zone fairly since inception.

Explaining further, the LP candidate who hinted that he was a chieftain of PDP, stated, “Southeast has been voting PDP massively right from 1999, till date, but it has not treated Southeast very well. No region has voted PDP more than the Southeast.

“The only time we believed it was our time was when late Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, contested for Presidency but it was given to Obasanjo, to appease the South West because of the death of MKO Abiola. Now it should be the turn of the Southeast. Some of us who are progressives, left PDP because of this, to labour Party”.

On the intra-PDP crisis now rocking the party, the House of Assembly hopeful reiterated that one could not after building a house, leave it for another person to live.
To buttress his point he stated, “In 2015, the likes of Tambuwal, Atiku Abubakar, Saraki, Rotimi Amaechi, among others, left us in PDP for APC, to be with President Mohammadu Buhari, and that is what we are suffering today.

“We had Wike, who stood his ground and uplifted the party financially, morally and get the party to where it is today. If there is anything like inheritance, Wike should inherit the Presidential ticket of PDP and not Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Should Wike be the Presidential candidate of PDP, yes!
Explaining further he stated that the North, through President Mohammadu Buhari, is about rounding up for the South to take over, adding, “Why should we have another Muslim Northerner in a circular State like Nigeria?
The LP candidate who hinted that he has three political beliefs that will better the welfare of his people stated that if the Presidency goes to the North in 2023, “Then you don’t want the unity of the country”.
He listed his three political beliefs to include, politics of engagement of people in all he does, public funding for the public and quality representation, adding that the only constant thing in life is change, “from where we share money to where we engage people.
“Mr Peter Obi is the best presidential candidate because he is engaging people and I believe that after engaging Oyi people, I will win the election.

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