The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi, is expected to unveil his campaign programme in Abuja, yesterday, ahead of the September 28th flag-off of the 2023 general election campaigns by the Independent National Election Commission, (INEC).
Obi, who is the Special Guest of Honour at the on-going Labour Party leadership retreat for its national officers, trade unions and the party’s candidates in Abuja, will use the opportunity to unfold his agenda and unveil the campaign strategies.
It was gathered that the Labour Party flagbearer, is expected to speak on the ‘strategies and tactics’ to be adopted by the party at the general election, as part of the activities, at the on-going two-day retreat.
The Labour Party National Chairman, Julius Abure, in his welcome address, urged Nigerians to embrace the party, as it is “in the best position to proffer valid and effective solutions to the ills that plague our nation”
Abure lamented that Nigeria had in the past seven years, witnessed retrogressions in all the indices of economic development, adding that “global terrorism research/analysis from organisations that specialises in collation of data on terrorists activities worldwide recently ranked Nigeria as the second most terrorised country, second only to Iraq. If we consider the average Nigerian under the age of 35 years, who are the majority, they are interested in leaving Nigeria for greener pastures”.
He also cited cases of international airlines divesting from Nigeria, with growing increase in flight tickets, high prices of food items. According to him, “The Naira is falling as fast as the balance of our external reserve account; the latest World Bank Poverty Assessments state that poverty reduction figures have stagnated since 2015.”
Abure said that Nigeria is in a free fall, adding that “the county cannot afford another 4 years of business as usual”. He declared that the Labour Party under the Obi/Datti team is offering Nigerians an opportunity to redeem the country and help put the country back on the right track.
He assured that the party will work hand in hand with the nation’s budding ecosystem to rebuild the country.