Naijinfo has been duly informed that the candidate of the Labour Party for the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Adesunbo Onitiri, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
This online news platform understands that the Lagos Labour Party Candidate decamped to the APC alongside a former governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos State, Ade Dosunmu. Newsone Nigeria reports that the Lagos Labour Party Candidate at the Lagos Central Leaders meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, endorsed the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Lagos State Governor. Dosunmu also endorsed Sanwo-Olu at the event.
Meanwhile, Newsone reports that the endorsement of the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Lagos State Governor by Onitiri and Dosunmu is coming four days before the governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria. On March 8, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, postponed the governorship and state assembly elections till March 18.
The 2023 Governorship Election and the State Assembly election were previously scheduled to hold on March 11, but INEC, citing a logistics crisis stemming from BVAS configuration and transportation, said the election could not hold again as scheduled following a meeting of its executives on Wednesday evening.
“The elections were postponed to allow one more week for preparations,” an official familiar with the meeting told Peoples Gazette by telephone on Wednesday night. “We should be able to get everything in order before March 18.”