Why I Declined Membership in the Labour Party – Omoyele Sowore


Activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 general elections, Omoyele Sowore, has outlined several reasons for his decision not to align with the Labour Party.

In a brief video shared on his X account on Wednesday, Sowore pointed out that the Labour Party shares ideological similarities with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Expressing his perspective, Sowore stated, “I often convey to the Labour Party that they are not distinguishable from the PDP and APC. We engage in arguments because of their visibility on social media, where they frequently criticize us. When they approached me, urging me to join them, I declined for various reasons.”

He continued by describing the Labour Party as a party lacking in genuine worker representation. Drawing a metaphor, Sowore likened the party to a short-term rental, emphasizing its transient nature. He also cited past experiences, referring to the former governor of Ondo State, Segun Mimiko, who was associated with the Labour Party and left the state in a deteriorated condition.

Sowore highlighted the post-2023 election scenario, pointing out that the Labour Party, after being sidelined from the electoral process, began advocating for a revolution. He expressed skepticism about their motivations, implying that they only embraced the idea after feeling cheated by the system.

The activist concluded by emphasizing the misalignment of ideologies and interests between himself and the Labour Party, asserting that collaboration with those who oppose his principles and existence is impractical.

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