A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Aspirant in Lagos named Adefenwa Ibrahim has just announced his defection to the Labour party, LP.
Hon Adefenwa made his political move few days after the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) accepted the nomination forms submitted by the Lagos PDP Executives.
In a text message received by one of our correspondents, he had this to say:
Good morning to everybody, to all my Leaders and Elders, all my followers and supporters and all the constituents of Ejigbo LCDA.
A lot of questions have been asked in the last couple of days from different angles, from social media, from phone calls and even from one on one conversations about which platform I am running the forthcoming local government election under and I kept on advising everybody to go and continue campaigning and watch out.
We are all aware of the leadership crises between the Senator Sheriff led faction and Senator Markafi led faction of peoples democratic party(PDP) which has been going round and round for over a year from one court to the other.
It is unfortunate that we found ourselves in this kind of situation under the ruling party of the All progressive Congress(APC) led government, when we(PDP) should be acting the role of opposition party but we are busy having power crisis at the National level of our party. Charles Caleb Colton said and I quote, “Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power”.
The former PDP Aspirant in Lagos, Hon Adefenwa Ibrahim also added that,
I will also call your attention to what happened during the Ondo state and Edo state gubernatorial election where this power crisis made the PDP to loose those elections to the APC, so as a result of not disenfranchise all the best hands and good candidates of the Senator Markafi led faction, we are going to be running under the platform of the Labour party.
I am announcing to this honorable house that myself, my vice chairman and all my councillors succeeded in winning our ticket under the Labour party during the primaries that was conducted on the 23rd and 24th of May, 2017 and we submitted our Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission(LASIEC) nomination forms on the 3rd of June, 2017.
As at today we are left with 47 days to the LGA/LCDA election and we need to stay focus and not get distracted about what is happening in PDP for now, Senator Salvador, Segun Adewale and LASIEC will settle the Lagos state PDP leadership crisis out among themselves.
All I need now is your support on how to strategies, plan and win the election in our Ejigbo Lcda. Thank you to everybody for your patients and for believing in my dream and vision for the people of Ejigbo.
Hon. Adefenwa Ibrahim O. (A10)
We would bring you more details as we get them.