ABUJA – Rave of the moment, Labour Party of Nigeria has recorded a breakthrough ahead of the 2023 general elections. The party, which suddenly burst into life with the recent membership of its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, now has a Senator following the defection to the party by Senator Francis Ezenwa Onyewuchi, hitherto the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Imo State.
Onyewuchi, Senator for Imo East (Owerri Senatorial District) at the National Assembly, quietly defected to Labour Party on Friday, June 17, 2022 and has emerged as the party’s candidate for the 2023 Senatorial contest.
One of his aides confirmed the development to News Express this Tuesday morning. “They are done with the defection and are presently on their way back to Abuja from Owerri,” the aide disclosed.
Labur Party has announced that more political heavyweights are on their way to the party. A tweet on Saturday from its official handle @Official_LPN said:
“You’ve got no idea what’s coming!
“Top big wigs including HOR and Senators have all quietly joined the Labour Party, awaiting the big reveal.”
Political analysts see Senator Onyewuchi’s defection as a big blow, not only to PDP but also to the party’s leaders in Imo, particularly, former Imo State Governor, Rt Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, and incumbent PDP National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Sam Daddy), both of whom hail from Imo East.