Peter Obi: Tinubu, Atiku Get Shivers as NLC, TUC Presidents Make Labour Party's Presidential Advisory Council

Peter Obi: Tinubu, Atiku Get Shivers as NLC, TUC Presidents Make Labour Party's Presidential Advisory Council

  • Ayuba Wabba, the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, has been made a member of the Labour Party's presidential advisory council
  • Also, Festus Osifo, the head of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), is a member of the 27-man council
  • Added to the list are the famous Nigerian professor of political economics, Pat Utomi, and other notable unionists

The Labour Party (LP) has released a list of those appointed as members of Peter Obi's presidential advisory council.

Those who made the list included presidents of well-known unions in the country, Ayuba Wabba (Nigerian Labour Congress) and Festus Osifo (the Trade Union Congress).

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Peter Obi has the presidents of unions to help work for his presidential bid
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Other members of the council include Professor Pat Utomi (political economist), Senator Chris Anyanwu and Seyi Awolowo.

The 27-man advisory council is chaired by Julius Abure while Farouk Ibrahim is to function as the secretary.

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Below is the full list of the members seen by The Punch:

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The Labour Party's advisory council list consists of 27 members (Photo: Labour Party)
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Big plus to Obi's presidential bid

The inclusion of these names known to be prominent in the struggle for the welfare of common citizens is a big plus for the presidential ambition of Obi who will be slugging it out with top candidates like Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC).

2023 presidency: Serious crisis ensues in Labour Party as Peter Obi is set to unveil campaign council

Insider sources said that the composition of the presidential campaign council of Peter Obi is beginning to brew some crisis within the ranks of the Labour Party.

Although Doyin Okupe, the director of Obi's presidential campaign organisation, on Monday, October 10, sent out invitations for the official unveiling of the council scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 12, some party members are claiming that the LP is yet to be involved in the whole affair.

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Moreover, some party chieftains who spoke with the newspaper noted that the Labour Party did not approve the scheduled event.

It was gathered from a source that the party has not sanctioned the list of members of the council over some unresolved issues.

Alleged marginalisation in council list

The source said so far, the list lacks inclusiveness as most of the appointees are from the southern region with no substantial position for the north.


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