- The presidential campaign of Peter Obi and the Labour Party has received a huge boost ahead of the 2023 general election
- A chieftain of the Labour Party, Prof Pat Utomi, has disclosed that two former heads of state are supporting Peter Obi
- He boasted that the Labour Party remains the party with the best political structure across the federation
As reported by Punch, this revelation was disclosed on Friday, December 2, in Abuja by Professor Pat Utomi of the BIG-TENT coalition of civil society groups, political parties, and social movements.
While speaking during a town hall meeting in the nation’s capital, Prof Utomi said the Labour Party has all the structures it needs to win the 2023 elections.
Finally, Labour Party reacts to Obasanjo, Edwin Clark's support for Peter Obi's 2023 presidential candidacy
He revealed that the BIG-TENT initiative has been able to help design a structure for the presidential bid of Peter Obi and that opposition parties should brace up for a shocker.
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The professor of economics said:
“Money alone doesn’t win elections. Two former heads of state have said to me they are Obidients.
“A lot of people want to join the (Obidient) movement without joining the Labour Party to ensure that Obi and Baba-Ahmed win to capture our country back from those who have held us down.”
2023 election: ''We have better structure than APC, PDP" - Pat Utomi
He further reiterated that the Labour Party has more structure than the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Prof Utomi said he gets amused when critics talk about structure and not knowing what the term entails in politics.
“The LP has better structures than the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress. When people talk about structures, I kind of laugh because they don’t understand the meaning of structure.
“The structure is a criminal network of people who can fix elections and we have to stop that; that’s not structure.”
2023 presidency: Peter Obi unveils manifesto, highlights crucial plans for Nigerians
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated campaign manifesto of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, is out.
The 62-page manifesto was released on Sunday, December 4, after much pressure from the opposition party for it to be released.
Peter Obi's manifesto centres on reforming Nigeria's economic space as well as causing an industrial and agricultural revolution.