A former member of the House of Representatives and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ogbeide Ifaluyi-Isibor, has announced his support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, over his PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Ifaluyi-Isibor is also the Director of Mobilisation, Nigeria Diaspora Youth Coalition and during his interview yesterday on Channels TV, the former House of Reps member said that although he supported Atiku in the 2019 presidential election, he has decided to pull his support for Obi in the 2023 general elections owing to Obi’s historic records.
Mr. Ifaluyi-Isibor strongly noted that he is not compiled by party loyalty, while adding that he does not need to be a member of the Labour Party before supporting Peter Obi.
In his words, Ifaluyi-Isibor 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.”