Comrade Basambo Abubakar, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Kwara State, has stepped down for his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Shuaib Abdullahi Yaman.
Abubakar who briefed newsmen on Monday in Ilorin said his decision was to form a stronger alliance with the PDP and wrest power from the APC administration.
The LP flag bearer said the APC administration had performed below expectation and could not deliver “greater Kwara of our dream”.
He called on his supporters across the board in all local governments and wards to cast their votes for Yaman, saying, “We have both decided to work together as a team to provide the true leadership needed to make Kwara a greater state.”
Reacting, the Kwara State Chairman of LP, Comrade Lanre Ajiboye, blasted Basambo over the move and described him as a traitor who was seeking to take advantage of the party.