- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has apologised to his party for attending a strategic meeting virtually
- Obi, on Wednesday, September 21, said he was engaged with some issues pertaining to the ASUU strike
- In the course of his apology, Obi admitted that the LP is smaller than some major political parties in Nigeria, but added that it carries the burden of saving the country
Peter Obi tendered an apology to the working machinery of the Labour Party and all senatorial candidates on the platform on Wednesday, September 21.
Obi apologised for failing to physically attend the LP's strategy session slated to be held before the electoral campaigns.
On his Facebook page, the former Anambra governor explained that he could not show up for the session in person because he was engaged somewhere else with certain issues related to the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
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"The Labour Party NWC, State Chairmen and Senatorial candidates, I apologise for not being with you physically. We had agreed that we needed to hold this strategy session before we commence the electoral campaigns in about a week.
"Due to the sympathy I have for ASUU and the strike that has kept our children out of school for the past seven months, I could not fly to Abuja."
ASUU strike, other issues calls for change in leadership
According to him, the strike is an issue of national concern which should compel everyone to seriously consider the need for a change in Nigeria's leadership in 2023.
He stated that although the LP is much smaller than some major political platforms in the country, it now has the burden of salvaging Nigeria on its shoulders.
"ASUU strike and the many other problems confronting Nigeria, must compel us to reassert or resolve to ensure that there is a leadership change in Nigeria come 2023.
"Even though the Labour Party is by far smaller than the other major parties, our party now carry the burden of salvaging Nigeria on her shoulders."
Peter Obi's degree, NYSC certificate emerge online
Meanwhile, Oseloka H. Obaze, an aide to Obi, had published the former Anambra state governor's university degree.
Obaze, on his Twitter page on Wednesday, September 21, shared a copy of Obi's certificate which he obtained at the University of Nsukka (UNN).
According to the document, Obi bagged a Bachelor of Art in Philosophy after completing his course at the Nigeria tertiary institution in 1984.