With barely three weeks to the presidential election, the Bauchi State Labour Party campaign director, Alhassan Bawu, has dumped the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Bawu told journalists on Tuesday in Bauchi tht his defection to PDP is to support Atiku after he and other LP leaders in the North-East thought that they may be wasting their votes for Obi.
He claimed that the defectors believed Atiku had the capacity to lead Nigeria.
According to Bawu, the LP lacked structure at the ward, local and state levels.
He said, “We believe the LP is not strong enough to win a single seat in the North-East.
“We are officially declaring that all the North-East executives of the Labour Party are defecting to PDP to support Atiku.
“We don’t want to waste our votes, and we want to use this time to mobilise votes to who has the capacity to win the election.”