From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Delta State in the 2015 election, Chief Great Ogboru, has resigned from the party, apparently in preparation to lead his supporters into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ogboru, who was formerly of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), was said to have entered into an agreement with the leadership of LP in the state and at the national level to use the party to realize his governorship ambition in 2015.
Part of the agreement, Daily Sun learnt, was that members of LP would form the government with Ogboru and his DPP should he win the election, and should he fail, the party would revert to status quo.
In his letter of resignation, addressed to the Chairman of LP in the state, Emeka Nkwoala, Ogboru stated that all the members of DPP who came into LP would be moving out and joining the APC to provide “a strong, formidable, reliable and credible alternative to leadership in our state, and by extension good governance.”
The letter dated April 26, added that all those who came from DPP to LP “and others of like minds will henceforth cease to be members of the LP.
“This of course is part of our agreement when we moved en masse to the LP. I have also written to you as chairman because this was our understanding with you then, that we shall revert you back to chairman in the event of our mass exodus to a new party,” it added.