Ahead of the 2023 general elections, no fewer than 27,000 registered members of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Nasarawa State have declared their support for the Labor Party.
The Labor Party said plans were in place to welcome defectors into its fold in the first week of September 2022.
The state chairman of the party, Alexander Emmanuel, made the disclosure on Saturday while inaugurating a new LP office donated to the party by youth and women groups in Agyaragu community, Obi local government area of the state .
He said the 27,000 defectors from APC and PDP are in addition to the one million followers of the party from 56 support groups in the 13 LGAs of the state.
He said: “These 27,000 defectors are those who showed interest in joining our party in the last two weeks. It was after the one million man march that was held in Lafia LGA by our candidate for the presidency, Peter Obi, who came to declare their support for our party and the preparation is ready to receive them in the first week of September.
“Today, we are in Agyaragu to inaugurate this party office which was donated by the youths and women of the community through the Crowd Power support group for Peter Obi.
“You can see the turnout of people in a short time. In fact, we are happy with the level of support we are getting on a daily basis. I am confident that the Labor Party will win the presidential, government and other elections in 2023.”
Also speaking, the 2023 candidate of the Labor Party for Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency, Agum Akpandam, said the failure of the ruling party to provide good governance to the people was what prompted their decision to unite -se in the contest to challenge the incumbent House of Representatives. member
He said that if given the mandate, he would sponsor bills that would improve the living conditions of his constituents.
“This set of leaders has failed us. My people are suffering and that is why I have come to change the narrative. If voted into office in 2023, I will sponsor bills that will cushion the effect of harsh economic realities on my constituents,” Akpandam said.