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Over 2000 dump PDP, APC, ZLP in Southern Borno to join Peter Obi’s LP

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No fewer than 2000 decampees on Wednesday dumped their various parties and joined Peter Obi’s Labour Party Central Borno.

The decampees from various political parties including the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, and others converged on Biu Local Government Area to denounce their parties and to embrace Peter Obi’s Obidient movement.

Most of the decampees were from Sothern Borno towns and local governments including Askira-Uba, Gwoza, Chibok, Damboa, Hawul, Kwaya and Shani.

They declared for the Labour Party, and also showed passion to join the party exco at a town hall meeting tagged Biu Summit organized by Comrade Isaac Balami, a Labour Party chieftain and National Deputy Campaign Manager, Obi/Datti Campaign Council.

Addressing the decampees and party faithful, Balami who was welcomed by thousands of supporters of the party to his Biu hometown welcomed the decampees to the Labour Party, charging them to go all out to ensure victory for Peter Ob.

Some of the decampees told reporters that they were fed up with the governments of PDP and APC, and are willing to try another party that will affect their lives and those of their children. They also rejected in totality APC and PDP usual way of buying their votes with cubes of Maggi and salt.

This is coming a few weeks before the 2023 national elections. Peter Obi, Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar are the top contenders in the elections. Even though Atiku has continued to boast that he will sweep majority of the votes in the north, analysts believe the three top candidates will put up a strong fight in the region.

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