The Labour Party House of Representatives candidate in Ogun State, Hon. Tolulope Oluwafikayo Philips has debunked the rumours on social media that he had defected from the party after the Presidential and National Assembly election of 25 February 2023.
Philips made this known to journalists in his office at Olorunsogo, Abeokuta, the state capital, against the backdrop that he had defected to another political party, saying his loyalist should remain calm and steadfast.
Philips said the news being circulated in the media is false and remain untrue, that he, Hon. Tolulope Oluwafikayo Philips is still very much in and remain member of Labour Party.
According to him, “I received one of the many governorship candidates recently, seeking our support politically. We all know democracy permits formation of alliance, collaboration or support for one party or the other, and doing this for me doesn’t translate to defection to another party.
Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu is one of the notable sons of Ogun State and one of the governorship candidates soliciting our support”.
“It’s obvious that the Labour Party governorship candidate has not been recognized by INEC, reason many of the other parties candidates were soliciting our support. My party faithfuls and I are still consulting on who to work with, though ready to work with other parties who are ready to accommodate our plans for the people for our voice to be heard loud and clear”.
“As I have said earlier, Teepee and his people shall remain in Labour Party (LP), build it together and prepare for greater position in the future”.
“I want to appeal to my teeming Labour Party members and supporters to remain calm”.