- A chieftain of the Labour Party and Prof. Pat Utomi has shared details of how Peter Obi's votes will be guarded
- According to the Convener of The Big Tent of the Third Force and the party leader, about 15 agents would be deployed at every polling unit in Nigeria to monitor the 2023 polls closely
- Meanwhile plans to bring in mass polling booths by the coalition group are also underway amid the party crisis in the PDP and running mate brouhaha in the APC
Professor Pat Utomi, the Convener of The Big Tent of the Third Force and a leader in the Labour Party, has revealed how the party will safeguard votes for Peter Obi in the 2023 presidential election.
In a chat with newsmen in Lagos on Friday, July 8, Utomi disclosed The Force and the Labour Party (LP) plan to deploy at least 15 agents each to polling booths in the country to help safeguard votes, PM News report.
Obi's vote in 2023
According to him, the coalition has worked and made many sacrifices to get Nigeria to move from state capture by ageing oligarchs and to make the nation overcome its numerous security and economic challenges.
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“The broad coalition of women, youth, professionals and the intellectuals which have adopted the leadership of the Labour Party and Peter Obi is serving notice that in addition to its agents which will number up to 15 in each polling booth in the country, it will use technology to guard the votes of Nigerians in 2023.”
Other plans by the group
The politician affirmed the organization would in the next week, unveil the details of Mass Polling Booth education programmes and the retreat for the gubernatorial candidates and ideology workshops for all Third Force candidates.
The convener, who expressed delight that Nigerians’ political awareness had continued to rise, said:
“People have awoken. They want to take back their country.”
He said that the coalition and LP were planning to counter all electoral manipulations and violence in 2023 that could throw up bad leaders.
Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of Legit.ng and react to the development.
Olubode Adesomoju said
"You don't talk of guiding votes now. Talk on how to reach those unreached prospective voters should be things to discuss."
Anoni Morse disclosed
"I'll be donating drones to monitor underaged voting and irregulaties in every single polling units in Nigeria. So help me God."
Steve Nwabuko said
"Prof Pat Utomi is the brain box and engine room of the OBIdient movement in Nigeria.
"Labour party must take notice of polling units in war torn north east and North west because that is where rigging is domiciled."
Ashu Timothy Couture stated
"We need drones and CCTV cameras mounted all around polling units with party representatives observing. I believe in technology. A way forward."
Charity Joseph King said
"I will guide my own polling center with my life. Person don too suffer."
An impressed Mathias Ejeh said
"I love genuine point like this,we must do well to protect our choice candidate's votes come next year."
Femi Ozoemelam stated
"Deji seeing this will give am heart attack."
Godwin Umeanyim said
"Count me as one of your agents.We will monitor our votes like monitoring spirit."
Oluwasholafunmi Omo Majemu warned
"Please be aware I'm Obidiently Yusful before acting like an atikulated bat in my DM."
2023: Peter Obi finally reveals what transpired between him, Wike, failed talks with Kwankwaso
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has opened up on his recent visit to the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike.
The former governor of Anambra also disclosed that he rejected the offer of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to be his running mate because he is capable of being the head.
It was reported that that Obi spoke on Wednesday, July 6, while featuring on Arise TV's morning show.