- Many politicians have started lobbying for positions in the campaign councils of the APC, PDP and labour Party
- As it stands, all the political parties have not announced a comprehensive composition of their campaign councils
- Meanwhile, it is believed that the APC will soon announce its campaign council ahead of the 2023 presidential election
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Labour Party, LP, are having a handful in the composition of their presidential campaign councils, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
According to the timeline of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, parties are free to begin campaigns for the February 25, 2023 presidential poll on September 28, 2022.
Currently, none of the parties has announced a comprehensive campaign council. The APC and PDP have, however, announced skeletal teams, with APC leaders telling Vanguard, yesterday that the full team will announced, next week.
Dr Yinusa Tanko, spokesman of the LP said presidential candidate of the LP, Mr. Peter Obi, and some top leaders are out of the country.
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Peter Obi speaks at Labour Party's leadership retreat
Meanwhile, Obi in another report has reiterated that the 2023 elections will be judged based on character and competence.
The Labour Party presidential candidate made this known on Monday, September 12 during the party’s leadership retreat in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Obi at the retreat said Nigeria is at a cross-road and that the hardship in the country is a respecter of no ethnicity, religious group or region. He stated that as it is affecting the Christians so it does to the Muslims likewise the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas.
‘Peter Obi can lie for Africa’, Prominent PDP chieftain blasts Labour Party presidential candidate
Former President Goodluck Jonathan's aide, Reno Omokri has said that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has already lost Yoruba votes for mocking Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).
Omokri, made this assertion on Sunday, September 11, via his verified Twitter handle.
“Peter Obi just lost the entire Yoruba vote! See the way he lied against Yoruba leaders. Talking down on Tinubu. Mocking his health and wealth. He sounded more like Nnamdi Kanu. That is the real @PeterObi we saw. The one we have been seeing is the audio Peter Obi! #TableShaker."
According to Omokri, Obi should represent Nigeria in lying at the next Olympics to guarantee that Nigeria brings home the Gold medal.