Onitiri quits PDP for LP over alleged lack of internal democracy
The renowned socio-political activist and critic, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Labour Party (LP) to contest the forthcoming Lagos Central Senatorial election.
In a statement in Lagos, yesterday, Onitiri said his decision was based on the party’s lack of internal democracy and to heed the call of Pa Ayo Adebanjo to support Peter Obi’s presidential bid.
Before his defection, Onitiri was a strong member of the PDP where he contested against Senator Oluremi Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2019 senatorial election in which he was narrowly defeated.
The social critic said he was quitting the PDP with his numerous supporters, admirers and friends and in Lagos Central Senatorial District to ensure a resounding victory of the LP in the coming general elections in Lagos State.
Onitiri, therefore, urged Nigerians to vote with conscience and wisely, saying: “Enough is enough. Vote out poverty, insecurity, diseases, corruption and bad governance. This is certainly not the type of democracy we fought for in 1993.”
He said that Nigeria was too sick to be trusted with old, nepotistic, tribalistic and expired politicians to govern.