Electorate Reservoir Of Labour Party More Than APC, PDP Membership - Obi - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Electorate Reservoir Of Labour Party More Than APC, PDP Membership - Obi

ABEOKUTA - Labour Party Presidential Candidate for the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi has said, he is banking on Nigeria's workforce, youths, market, and women to beat both the APC and the PDP at the 2023 general elections. 

Obi noted that, the potential electorate reservoir of Labour Party surpasses that of APC and PDP combined together.

He disclosed this while speaking with journalists shortly after a meeting with leaders and members of the Labour Party in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The LP Presidential candidate also declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have expired and lost their political relevance in the country.

Obi who recently resigned his membership of the PDP said, the PDP stepped out of fortune and victory following its refusal to zone the Presidential ticket to the South.

Obi who spoke through his campaign Director General, Dr. Doyin Okupe berated the PDP for being "unrighteous and unjust" for jettisoning the zoning arrangement of the party.

According to him, those who opposed zoning in the PDP undermined the existence of the PDP and violated the gentleman agreement of the founding fathers of the party.

He said, "The PDP was a veritable party that was put together by our elders and leaders. Those who came yesterday and said rotation does not matter undermine the very essence of the existence of the PDP, the moment they took that step, the PDP stepped out of line of fortune, of future, of victory because it has become suddenly unrighteous and unjust.

"There is no unrighteous and unjust pillar that will stand. The PDP was a good platform, but it has expired. The APC was never a good platform, it is of no consequence. The two parties are out, these two parties have expired, they no relevance to the new things that Nigerians and the youths are looking for.

"Labour party in the scheme of things is still a very small party, but we are not unaware of that before we moved here. But the Labour Party is a sleeping giant. 

"The potential electorate reservoir of Labour Party is more than three times the membership of APC and PDP put together. NLC, TUC, NURTW, market women, professional bodies, students are all part of Labour Party.

"The NLC has a membership of about 5 million, the TUC has a membership of about 8 to 10 million, the number of students registered in the Federal universities is about 2.5 million, those who are not in the Federal universities are about 6.7 million, when you add all that together, you are looking at about 20 million reserved voters that have direct affiliation with Labour Party.

"Our strategy will be to reawaken the Nigerian workers. Nigeria is going to see something it has not seen before, we will beat APC and PDP pants down."

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