LP plans grassroots mobilization
Labor leader Prof Pat Utomi said the emergence of the LP presidential candidate. Mr. Peter Obi, has sparked an unprecedented “tornado-like political movement, otherwise known as ‘Obe-Dients’, across the country.
Speaking in a lecture titled “Developing Basic Structures for Effective People-Centred Democracy” at a summit organized by Peter Obi Support Network in Asaba yesterday, Utomi said, “People are volunteering to come out, print flyers, t-shirts, banners, etc. to support the cause”.
Prof Utomi who was represented by LP Delta State Chairman Tony Ezeagwu noted that this was the first time Nigerians would do this and it was taking like wildfire in the harmattan. He admitted that this distinguishes the candidate, Peter Obi as unique, even for the party and its symbol, which characterizes us as human/people oriented.
The summit which coincided with free medical outreach by its cooperating partners under the umbrella of Diaspora Medics 4 Good Governance (DM4GG) and Doctors for Peter Obi (D4PO) called on the electorate to subtly reject and resist any form of incitement, vote buying/manipulation and electoral insincerity in order to be able to effectively hold their position while protecting their votes. It attracted participants from Delta, Edo, Bayelsa, Cross River, Rivers and Imo states.
Others came from Anambra, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom states. The summit resolved to give full support to Obi and called for an investigation into the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), its officials and the massively compromised revised electoral register.
In her keynote address, POSN Global Coordinator Augusta Nneka, who traced the network’s emergence to early May, shortly after Obi declared his interest in the 2023 presidential race, revealed that They already had over 6,700 and POSN exists in every neighborhood. , hamlet and family in Nigeria so far. She therefore saw it as a defeatist political argument disaffected by the opposition’s motley crew claiming that Obi and the Labor Party lack “structure”, whatever that means.
“…We are launching a campaign to sponsor your neighborhood, especially our members of the diaspora who are not physically present. »
The Asaba summit which came after the experience of the North in Kaduna, then Middle Belt and now Asaba aimed to sensitize and train coordinators, other leaders and unit leaders to enable them to train the electorate to recognize the LP symbols, how to vote and protect their votes.
Other speakers, including Captain Augustine Okon, raised issues to watch before, during and immediately after voting to ensure no one is manipulating any part of the voting and collection process.