Labour Party unveils 1,234-member presidential campaign council for Peter Obi

The Labour Party on Wednesday announced its 2023 presidential campaign council comprising 1,234 members.

The party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, were not in attendance at the unveiling.

The unveiling tagged “Pre Campaign World Press Conference” was largely attended by the supporters of the candidates.

In a tweet, Obi confirmed his presence at the ICAN 52nd annual accountants conference.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, director-general of the campaign council, Doyin Okupe, said the processes through which Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar emerged as presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are “dishonourable” and “flawed”.

“In all honesty, these errors of selfish and opportunistic political manipulation are not only short-sighted and dangerous, but strike at the very heart of Nigeria’s peaceful coexistence, and in fact the very survival of the nation as an entity,” Okupe said.


“And that is why, in response to this affront to good judgement, more than at any time in our history, our country is today witnessing her hottest, fiercest and most dynamic citizen-led political experience, spearheaded largely by the youth population.”

Okupe described the ‘Obidient’ movement as organic.

“At this juncture, for the avoidance of doubt, let me state here clearly that our party, the Labour Party, as well as the Obi-Datti presidential ticket of the party, have not spent a kobo to organise, influence, or secure the massive following and support we have been getting from the Obidient Movement to date,” he added.

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