A former member of the House of Representatives and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ogbeide Ifaluyi-Isibor has declared his support for the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Ifaluyi-Isibor announced that he had switched his loyalty from the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to Obi on Monday while fielding questions on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily program.
Ifaluyi-Isibor, also the Director of Mobilisation, Nigeria Diaspora Youth Coalition for Peter Obi stated that he was not blinded by party loyalty and he does not need to belong to the LP before deciding to support its presidential candidate.
The PDP stalwart explained that he chose to support the LP flag bearer because of his track record.
He said “I’m a member of the PDP and glad to be a member of the PDP but I am one that is very ‘Obidient’.
“We cannot continuously pretend that all is well and because I am a member of the PDP, then whoever the PDP candidate is, then you must support.
“That is not how democracy plays out in other developed economies. There are members of the Democrat Party who support Republican candidates and vice-versa. So, it is about the capacity, the competence and the capability of the individuals.”
This article was originally published on Naija News