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2023: NLC Endorses Peter Obi, Pledges 12 Million Votes

Peter Obi met with leaders of the NLC
Peter Obi met with leaders of the NLC.
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September 13, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has endorsed Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), for the 2023 general elections.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, promised to mobilise members and affiliates of the union across the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, to ensure victory for the LP.

Wabba, while speaking at the national retreat of the Labour Party on Monday, in Abuja, said the membership of the NLC and all its affiliates is 12 million, and the organised labour will deliver it for Obi.

He noted that the Labour Party has a responsibility of uniting Nigerians, as no country in the world can prosper and work in unity if it is divided.

Reiterating the Union’s quest for a United Nigeria, as well as issues of structure for the Labour Party presidential candidate and the LP, Wabba said, “One issue that we must take very seriously is actually conscientising our members and also Nigerians because Nigeria is so much divided along many primordial interests and many interests that are self-centred that we need to address.

“No country in the world can prosper and work in unity if the country is so divided. So one of the responsibilities of the Labour Party is to unite Nigerians along a common goal of development and prosperity.

“Let us organise at all levels. Let us send a message at all levels. I assure you that as Britain did it in 1945 when all the structures were actually won by the Labour Party and recently… Australia also did the same.

“It’s not that we don’t have, we have structures; human beings are the structures. It is just to activate the structures and put them to use. It’s just like a weapon in military circles. You service them when the need arises.

“So the need has (arisen) for all the structures of the political commission of both TUC and NLC to be activated in all the 774 local governments. Importantly, also the structures of all our affiliates, both TUC and NLC membership together is 12 million.”