Breaking: Peter Obi Reacts To Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council List, Reveals Next Line Of Action
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 election, Peter Obi has spoken on the controversies surrounding the campaign council list released by the party.
Obi in a personally signed statement on Friday said he has received many calls of concerns after the list was released on Wednesday. The former Anambra State Governor admitted that there were errors and omissions in the list but the Labour Party chairman and other party leaders were already working to correct them. He appealed for patience and understanding from his supporters and followers promising that an updated list will be released soon. The statement from Obi reads; “I’ve received several calls of concern following the release of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council list. “Admittedly, there were some omissions and erroneous entries in the list, hence the concerns expressed. In response, the Labour Party Chairman in the presence of members of the NWC addressed the issues during a press conference. “In keeping with our commitment to accountability, responsiveness and transparency, an updated list will be issued in due course. I plead for patience. -PO”
Controversies Trail Campaign List
Naija News recalls many stakeholders of the Labour Party and supporters of Peter Obi had expressed reservations about the presidential campaign list. Specifically, the leadership of the National Consultative Front (NCFront) which is the umbrella body for the 3rd force movement consisting of key political groups supporting the Labour Party threatened to dump the party if the campaign list is not reviewed and adjusted accordingly. The group submitted that the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council list released on Wednesday in Abuja only took care of Peter Obi’s associates and ignored other stakeholders supporting the party. The NCFront further accused the party of failing to consult widely before announcing the list adding that there are many opportunists and liabilities in the released list. It gave the Labour Party a time frame to review or they will dump the party and start negotiating with another political party.
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