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  • Updated: February 22, 2024

Lagos LP deputy governorship candidate quits party

Lagos LP deputy governorship candidate quits party

The Labour Party's deputy gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 Lagos governorship election, Islamiyat Oyefusi, has announced her resignation.

Her resignation letter, titled "Re: Resignation of membership from Labour Party," was addressed to her ward chairman.

She thanked Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour for the opportunity to be his running mate, saying she could no longer see herself aligned with the Labour Party's current values as the time had come to move forward.

The letter read in part, "This letter is to formally notify you of my resignation from the Labour Party.

“It has been a very interesting 10 months of my political career. I give thanks and glory to Almighty God for seeing me through in good health and with His mercy.
“My thanks to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour for the political window as your deputy.

“At this juncture, I can no longer see myself aligning with the current values of the Labour Party or as a member of the Labour Party, and the time has come for me to move forward.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my team and supporters across the length and breadth of Lagos State and Nigeria in general, who worked tremendously hard with me, despite the difficult terrain, on our achievements during the 2023 electioneering period, an achievement, we can all be highly proud of, and for the immense support of the ObiDatti family and NCF, It was indeed an honour and a privilege to take that journey with you all.

”I look forward to working with you all in the future towards achieving our dreams of freeing Lagos from one party politics, creating a Lagos that works for everyone, and a better/new Nigeria.

“Thank you all and God bless you all.”

Regarding her upcoming political move, she stated that she did not need to join a political party to make a difference in people's lives and that her current focus is on making a difference in the lives of many communities throughout the state.

"Must I go anywhere? I am building my ambition. I don't have to travel anywhere to pursue my ambition.

Oyefusi, daughter of the late Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi, also ran as the 2019 Lagos East Senatorial aspirant for the PDP.

In 2022, she resigned her membership in the PDP.

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