The chairman of the Labour Party in Ogun State, Niyi Osoba, has resigned as the party’s leader in the state and has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
This is coming after a day after a former Ogun state governor, Gbenga Daniel, officially announced his defection PDP as well.
Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES Thursday morning, Mr. Osoba said his resignation was his personal decision, and that his move to PDP was not at the insistence of Mr. Daniel or Olusegun Mimiko, the Ondo State governor who also decamped from LP to PDP.
“I resigned my position individually with the interest of Ogun people. If Gbenga Daniel is in PDP and I’m in PDP, it is a coincidence” he told out reporter over the phone.
He added: “Ogun people deserves a better government and my movement is to ensure that the present administration is replaced with a better one”.
The former Labour Party chairman, however, refused to comment on the party’s scheduled national convention in Akure, Ondo State on Saturday. He also didn’t respond to questions on the future of the party in Ogun state.
Meanwhile, the Ogun state PDP will on Sunday, at a mega rally in Abeokuta, present Mr. Daniel to its supporters PREMIUM TIMES has gathered.