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2023 presidential poll: NLC, TUC throw weight behind LP’s Peter Obi

The organized labour said it would not be distracted in its ongoing mass mobilization efforts to ensure electoral victory in the 2023 polls.

Ahead of the 2023 polls, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have declared their total support for Mr Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Both the leadership of the NLC and TUC said they have given their full support to the processes that produced Obi as the candidate of the Labour Party.

The organized labour said it would not be distracted in its ongoing mass mobilization efforts to ensure electoral victory in the 2023 polls.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

“The leadership of the NLC and TUC recognize the leadership of the Labour Party led by Barr. Julius Abure, a former trade union leader the leadership of the NLC and TUC recognize the presidential primary which was held in Asaba, Delta State on 30th May 2022 and produced Peter Obi as its presidential candidate and standard bearer.

“The leadership of the NLC and TUC gave our full support to the processes that produced Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

“Nigerians especially workers, youths and women attended the presidential primary of the Labour Party in their thousands and were thoroughly satisfied with the outcome of the same,” he said.

Wabba added: “We understand that with the current repositioning of the Labour Party as the party for workers, youths, students, women, traders, farmers, professionals, physically disabled persons, the unemployed and the downtrodden, the Labour Party has become the albatross of establishment political parties who have suddenly become jittery.

“And are devising all forms of conspiracy theories and subterfuge to distract the Labour Party from the ongoing mass mobilization efforts for sweeping electoral victory in the 2023 general elections.”

On some people parading themselves as a faction of LP, Wabba urged the public to ignore and disregard such a faction, saying the workers’ party is united and focused on the forthcoming general elections.

“The recruitment of one Calistus Okafor, a mischievous petty trader, to advance their evil plot of distraction is a new low and should be disregarded by the public.”

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