The Peter Obi/Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed Presidential Campaign Organization spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko, has announced a new appointment in the party on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
The party chieftain confirmed in a post via his official Twitter handle on Thursday evening that Engr. Balami Isaac David has been appointed as the Senior Special Adviser to the Party’s National Chairman on Presidential Campaign Matters, Fundraising and Grassroots Mobilization.
The appointment is coming forty-two days ahead of the February 25 presidential election, Naija News reports.
Sharing photos of the party appointee with other officials, Tanko wrote, “The Labour Party has appointed Engr Balami Isaac David as Senior Special Adviser to the Labour Party National Chairman on Presidential Campaign Matters, Fundraising and Grassroots Mobilization. Congratulations. We keep moving Obidently & Yusfuly.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Isaac Auta Zankai, and the member representing Zaria state constituency, Suleiman Dabo, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday and joined the Labour Party (LP).
Naija News reports that their defection was announced today by the National Secretary of the Labour Party and Chairman of the governorship Council, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, during the inauguration of the party’s 450-member Governorship Campaign Council and the unveiling of its manifesto in Kaduna.
The LP National Secretary stated that half of the members of the Kaduna Assembly were “Obi-Datti” apostles.
He noted that the support received from the calibre of personalities in the state was an indication that the party was on the march to taking over political power both at the state and the national levels.
Ibrahim said, “sincerely speaking, today is one of the happiest moments in my life. I have gone around to campaign for our presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and I have received great receptions.
“I am particularly impressed by the calibres of personalities that grace this inauguration. In the entire northern states, we don’t have any personality that dumps APC and join Labour Party except in Kaduna State with the Deputy Speaker and another member from Zaria state constituency.”
He charged Labour Party members to close ranks and unite so as to coast to victory in the forthcoming elections, urging youths not to relent until Obi-Datti formed the next administration in the country.