By Gabriel Enogholase
BENINâ€”EDO State chapter of Labour Party (LP) has hailed the dumping of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a former governorship aspirant of the party in Delta State, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, for the Labour Party.
Olorogun Gbagi had, during the weekend at Kiagbodo, the home town of Chief Edwin Clark, announced the decision to leave the PDP with thousands of his followers during a visit to the foremost Ijaw leader.
Edo State chapter of the party, in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Sir Adams Aliu, lauded the decision of the business mogul and former Chairman, Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, to quit the ruling party for the Labour Party, adding that it was timely and was never too late to leave darkness for light.
â€œWith the political antecedents of Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, the Labour Party has caught a very big fish in Delta State that will influence the political configuration of the state,â€ he said.
He remarked that the declaration was very auspicious, as it took place in the home town of Chief Edwin Clark when the leadership of the Labour Party, under the leadership of its National Chairman, Barrister DanÂ Nwanyanwu, paid the former Federal Commissioner for Information a courtesy call.
He stated that the Labour Party was ready always to welcome decampees into its fold with open arms since their political salvation is guaranteed in the party which is made up of workers, students, artisans, Okada riders and the unemployed.