Former LP governorship candidate, Lasun Yusuf, abandons party, joins PDP

A former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and Osun State Labour Party governorship candidate in July 2022, Lasun Yusuf, has formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Ademola Adeleke declared Mr. Yusuf’s conversion to the party at the PDP presidential rally held at the Osogbo township stadium on Wednesday.

The National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP Presidential Campaign Council chairman, Udom Emmanuel, and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, welcomed the former gubernatorial candidate as he arrived at the gathering.

A short time after his arrival, the PDP National Chairman welcomed Mr. Yusuf’s defection as a homecoming.

He said, “I want to thank the Osun people, let’s forget about the past and reunite every great member of our party, this is the party of hope.”

According to Mr. Ayu, the former congressman has promised to promote and support Mr. Abubakar’s candidacy.

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