- The Labour Party and Peter Obi have been dealt a blow in building up the 2023 general elections
- It was a sad moment for the party and the flag bearer when it was announced that one of its powerful northern chieftains had passed away
- Mallam Lawal Garba, a zonal chairman for the party in Kaduna, was said to have died in a ghastly motor accident
Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi is in grief following the tragic death of Mallam Lawal Garba, the party's zonal chairman in Kaduna state.
As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, Garba died in an auto-crash along the Kaduna-Zaria road while on his way back from the party's activity in the state capital on Monday, October 17.
In a statement signed by the chief spokesman of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign, Dr Yunusa Tanko, in Abuja, on Tuesday, Obi said, he was saddened by the news of the sudden death of Mallam Lawal Garba.
Peter Obi reacts to Garba's demise
Obi was quoted as describing the news of Mallam Garba’s death, ” just an hour after left us as devastating and shocking.
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The presidential candidate said:
“He was a great party leader, a great guide and adviser to the Labour Party in the planning and prosecution of the Presidential Campaigns
“My heart goes to the family, the teeming Labour Party members, the Obidients family, the entire people of Tudun Wada and the Kaduna State in general.”
The elder statesman had joined other party faithful to see off the presidential candidate and his vice, Datti Baba Ahmed, who was returning to Abuja after the engagement at the Arewa House to the Kaduna Airport and was going back home when the accident occurred.
Obi noted that the late party chieftain died a martyr because he lost his life fighting to rescue the Nigerian State from total collapse.
The LP Presidential Candidate prayed for God to grant the late patriarch’s soul eternal rest even as he urged members of the party and the Obidients family to work harder to ensure victory for Labour candidates in the forthcoming general elections so that his death will not be in vain.
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He said the ruling party has failed to deliver on its 2015 and 2019 promises to the masses and should never be allowed into power.