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Campaign Director- Fagbenro-Bryon Dumps Peter Obi—Joins APC

The Director of the Organization for Peter Obi’s 2023 presidential campaign, Sina Fagbenro-Byron, has abandoned the 2023 Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Gatekeepers News reports that Fagbenro-Byron was received into the ruling party by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), member and apex leader of Mushin and Odi-Olowo Mandate Movement, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS), at his Lagos residence on 4th June 2024.

Fagbenro-Byron was accompanied by his cousin, Barrister Femi Martins, who was the former Special Adviser to Lagos State governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture.

He said his decision to leave Peter Obi to join the APC was a well-thought-out one and borne out of “the culmination of extensive reflection, consultations and an unwavering commitment to ensuring a better society.”

The politician however made clear that he was never a member of the Labour Party (LP) but worked for Peter Obi as his Director of Organization during the 2023 presidential elections.

Fagbenro-Bryon further said, “the journey has been enriched by the support and encouragement from my people, family, friends, associates and colleagues in Lagos, the South West and other zones in Nigeria. Their desire to see me serve this nation is a driving force behind this decision. All politics is local and the APC, well-accepted and trusted in my locality, offers a platform that resonates with the vast majority of my immediate constituency.”

The politician revealed that between September 2022 and February 2023, he served as the Director of Organization for Peter Obi’s presidential campaign, despite not being a registered member of the party.

Fagbenro-Byron reaffirmed that every political party in Nigeria needs to evolve for the betterment of the nation.

The politician alledged that while all political parties needed help, he was of the strong belief that his contributions could be most impactful within the APC.

He added, “Having being part of the developmental journey of Lagos State from Tinubu’s 10-point agenda to Fashola’s 25-year Megacity plan, to Ambode’s consideration for the larger South West, and now Sanwo-Olu’s progressive, value-added governance system, I see joining the APC as a continuation of my service to this noble cause.”

A member of the Palliative Committee in Lagos State, Dr. Sina Fagbenro-Byron has worked as a lawyer, teacher, administrator, international development professional, and consultant.

He was the presidential candidate of the now-dissolved party called KOWA. Fsgbenro-Byron was also the lead consultant on the preparation of the Ekiti State 30-year Development plan 2021-2050. supported by the UNDP during the second Fayemi administration.

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