2023: Labour Party to kick-start issue based campaigns – National Chairman
Bitrus Kozah, Abuja
The National Chairman of Labour Party, LP, Mr. Julius Abure say his party is ready to kick-start its issue-based campaigns.
It would be recalled that today (Wednesday 28) marks the beginning of the 2023 general election campaigns according to the electoral guidelines by Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,
The National Chairman commended INEC for its position on incumbent political office holders who use the power of incumbency to deny opposition parties access to public facilities for campaigns.
“An action which the Commission said was illegal and would attract sanctions as spelt out in the Electoral Act 2022,” he said
He added that the Labour Party has put its house in order, and “will be coming up with a formidable team that will run the campaign and that will deliver power to the real owners, the people.”
He assured Nigerians that if the Labour Party wins the 2023 Elections and form government in 2023, it will hold its “presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi and other candidates contesting on the platform of the party accountable if they renege on the social contract entered with the people.”
He further said that the “The 2023 general election and the campaign is all about the people, they are the ones that will drive the process”.
“They are the ones already driving it as you can see across the length and breathe of Nigeria. We are only giving direction to it,” he emphasised.
The National Chairman reiterated that the party is “going to enthrone leadership that will work for the people” and that the leadership is “going to be held accountable for the people. We are going to make sure Peter Obi and all other candidates that win on Labour Party platform are held accountable to the people.”
“Labour Party will not just bring a government in place for Peter Obi, we are going to hold him accountable because it is about the people of Nigeria. It’s about the future of the country, the growth and development of the country, the downtrodden Nigerians that have been suffering over the years,” he stated.