- Ogun LP factions resolve crisis
The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has promised to unite the country, end poverty and hunger if given the mandate come February 25.
Obi gave the assurance during his mega campaign rally in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, yesterday.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, urged residents and indigenes of Ekiti State to vote for his party and enjoy better jobs for the unemployed youths.
“I want to assure you that if you vote for me as the next president of Nigeria, I will unite and secure this country. I will end hunger, poverty and provide good jobs for numerous unemployed graduates in the country.
“My administration will move this country from consumption to production and bring the dividends of good governance to their doorsteps.”
“I will not only stop corruption, I will eradicate poverty in every state of the federation because our youths will be properly taken care of and they will no longer be travelling out of the country for greener pastures.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun State chapter of Labour Party (LP) yesterday said it has resolved the crisis that recently tore it into factions, and promised to work for the victory of Obi, and other candidates on the party’s platform in the forthcoming general elections.
The LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, after a stakeholders’ meeting.
He assured that none of the party’s candidates in the state would step down for any candidate of any other political party but work hard to win the polls.
Arabambi, who was flanked by Michael Ashade and Michael Fehintola, the chairman and secretary, respectively, and other officers of the party, said there were no longer factions in the state chapter of the party.
He said, “Both the PDP and APC are pained because Baba Obasanjo endorsed Obi for president. They said he has no electoral value, that his action is meaningless. Why did they all visit him at different times?
“If his endorsement does not matter, why are they reacting to it. The will all be shocked when election result is released.
“If you look at the figures released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the figures of those who registered after the emergence of Peter Obi, shored up because Obi has renewed hope of Nigerians. Obasanjo must have seen something unique about Peter Obi and his endorsement was not for fun.”
From Raphael Ogbonnaiye (Ado-Ekiti) & Peter Moses (Abeokuta)