During mop-up campaigns across the nation to key swing states and vote bloc epicentres, Labor Party presidential candidate — Peter Obi, said that his party, which he claimed had no structure, had surpassed the big parties with massive structures in terms of public support and ballot demand in just seven months, counting from May of last year.
Speaking through Comrade Tony Akeni, the head of the LP’s Presidential Campaign Council’s (LP-PCC) national publicity, contact, and mobilization team, Obi congratulated Nigerians on their victory and urged them to support him in the upcoming presidential and national assembly elections so that he could change the country’s tragic history.
His words: “Today, within so short a space of time, in barely seven months beginning from the end of May, last year, to now, we have sprung from planets behind the colossal political parties of our country with all their octopus structures and questionable multi-trillion naira campaign war chests. Yet in public popularity and ballot demand today, we have overtaken them with our lean purse of anointed pennies prayerfully, strenuously, and painfully gathered, but spent with prayers and a patriotic sense of purpose and purport.
“From behind the pack, we have today become, according to many credible local and international poll surveys, the first choice of presidential and vice presidential ticket in Nigeria.
“Working with shoelace budgets and the skin of our teeth, all of you ObiDients, home and abroad made it happen. You enabled our Labour Party to overtake in credibility and popularity the other gigantic parties, which have been running our country for over two decades, making our party distinctly the front contender in the 2023 presidential polls coming up in less than a week.
“I publicly and proudly declare that without the incredibly selfless, amazingly resourceful sacrifices of all of you ObiDient Nigerians behind the LP and I, we would not have come this far. Since the beginning of the race to the present moment, this is a fact that my running mate, Sen. Datti Baba-Ahmed, and I are particular and constantly conscious of.
“I, therefore, wish to re-state and amplify my eternal gratitude to ObiDients all over Nigeria and the globe. Your self-motivated initiatives, industrious voter canvassing labours, grassroots sensitization, and mobilization throughout the country have been unique and unparalleled in voluntary electioneering solidarity with a candidate, especially a humble candidate like me. It is easily the first of its kind throughout the history of Africa, if not the entire world.
“I salute your energy, creativity, courage, focus, and priceless loyalty to the call to rescue and take back our fatherland. I am glad and proud of you for agreeing that it is a mission for today’s living Nigerians and generations of countless more Nigerians yet unborn.”
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