National chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has revealed that some aggrieved governors from other political parties, which he did not mention, are planning on joining the LP.
Nwanyanwu said the LP had become the toast of politicians lately, adding that the discussion between him and former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who is on the verge of decamping to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was fruitful.
Information Nigeria reports that Mr. Daniel and a retinue of his aides paid a visit to the LP national secretariat in Abuja last week where it was reported that he finalized the modalities for the eventual movement of his party structures from the PDP and Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) to LP.
According to Nwanyanwu, LP, which has only one governor – Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State – and federal as well as state legislators on its platform, said the party is the only existing progressive political party in the country.
He cited the level playing field that exists for all candidates vying for political offices on its platform saying even Governor Mimiko underwent the process of party primaries.
“When Governor Olusegun Mimiko was going to run for a second term, we did not impose him on the electorate. He went through primary to become our candidate”, he said adding that the same process would repeat itself in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Anambra State.
Already, the Chief Executive of Capital Oil and Gas Company Ltd. and philanthropist, Dr. Ifeanyi Uba, has picked up the nomination form of the party.
Nwanyanwu berated other political parties that claim to be progressives for endorsing candidates for the election that is still far away (November 16), asking “Is that progressive or imposition? These parties are fake progressives” he asserted.
Speaking on governors, who are looking to join the LP, he says, “I can tell you that we have so many people, including governors who are talking to us and our doors are open to them.”