By Christabel Ejenike
PETER Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, and former governor of Anambra state, has said that Labour party is poised to make Nigerians proud of being called Nigerians once the party wins the forthcoming 2023 election.
According to Obi, “Ours is a movement to take back Nigeria and give it to the Nigerian people. We have a country called Nigeria but we don’t have Nigerians, because we do not have people who are proud to say I’m a Nigerian” because of the current appalling state of the country where poverty, insecurity and hyper inflation are sapping the life of people.
He made the statement at a press briefing held to welcome Valentine Ozigbo, 2021 governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, into Labour Party, at Colonades Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The former Governor also said that to stabilize Nigerian currency the country will move from consumption to production, and export goods, because when you export goods, they pay you in dollars and it stabilizes your currency.
The briefing was graced by Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, and Ugo Eme, both the Labour Party national secretary, and chairman, Anambra State, respectively.
One of the highlights of the even was the formal welcoming of Ozigbo and his supporters into the Labour Party family by its chairman.
During his speech, Ozigbo said that there was no way the former governor Peter Obi could be on the ballot and he is elsewhere, other than with him to support obediently. “So I am proud to say that I am 100% obedient and obedient to the core,” he added.
Ozigbo brought along some notable converts with him to join the Obideint movement. They are Tony Ofia and Chris Okpala, the chairman of Nigerian Market Traders Association, Lagos State.
Realnews reports that Okpala and his members decamped from People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to the Labour Party, which they demonstrated at the venue by pulling off their PDP attires and showed off their Permanent Voters Card as they promised to work for the party to succeed in the general elections.