The Labour Party launched its presidential campaign council on Friday and urged supporters to donate money.
At the party’s inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Julius Abure, the National Chairman, welcomed the members and gave them the job of working hard to ensure the party’s triumph in 2023.
As the Obi-Datti movement stood for character, capability, and pedigree, Abure claimed that it was not a simple effort to get at the PCC list.
He claimed the party conducted background checks on the PCC members and found them to be deserving; as a result, he urged all PCC members to leverage their experiences as expatriates and become involved in grassroots activities to help the party win.
“The task is not an easy one because we are competing against parties that have the resources and common patrimony and ready to deploy it in the election.
“Presidential election is very expensive, it is very costly ,our slogan is that we don’t give shishi but this time around, we have to look for money.
“The Presidential candidate cannot fund the campaigns alone, he does not have the money, the greatest challenge that we are likely to have in this campaign is with funding .
“Our Presidential Candidate was a governor in Anambra, he is the only governor known not to have embezzled money, he kept N75 billion in the account of Anambra State and he is the only governor not on pension.
“The point I am making is that he cannot fund the presidential campaigns alone, therefore, all of us in this council have the responsibility to join hands with the party to see how we can raise funds for this campaign.”
According to Abure, Nigerians have realized they must retake their nation; the overwhelming support and popularity they have experienced recently demonstrate this. The people are ready and determined to retake their nation by casting their votes for individuals who have character, pedigree, competence, and capability.
Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed are the best in all respects, according to Abure, who emphasized that of all the PCC from political parties, that of LP stood out. He urged Nigerians to continue supporting them.
The PCC Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Zarewa, a retired assistant inspector general of police, thanked the party for choosing them to head the campaign and pledged to deliver.
Zarewa advised the PCC members to cooperate and lean on the support of women and young people who support the Obi-Datti movement in order to bring victory to the party.