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General News of Saturday, 6 August 2022


2023: 15 political parties collapse structures for Peter Obi

Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi

Fifteen political parties under the aegis of Coalition for Good Governance, on Friday, August 5, 2022, declared their support for Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, towards the 2023 elections.

The parties were deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

According to the coalition, Peter Obi is the best person to be Nigeria's next president as he is the only one that can unite everyone in the nation; regardless of their state, religion, or ethnicity.

The coalition's national chairman, Okey Chikwendu, and Publicity Secretary, Don Anthony Harmattan released a statement about their decision to support the former governor of Anambra state.

The statement read: “We have earlier stated that the outcome of the political parties primaries for the presidential ticket and selection of the vice presidential tickets will determine which party we, the Coalition for Good Governance comprising of 15 deregistered political parties and some former presidential candidates would endorse and support for the 2023 presidential election.

“The choice is based on identifying the ticket with the most credible candidates who are tested, trusted, and exhibit sufficient intellectual capacity to salvage our nation from the wreck we find ourselves and meet the yearnings of the Nigerian people which is equitable, fair and just irrespective of tribe or ethnicity.

“In furtherance to the above, the CGG on July 28 held a meeting in Abuja well attended by the National Party Chairmen and former presidential candidates of deregistered political parties whereby they took a very critical appraisal of all the current presidential contenders for the 2023 presidential elections and their Vice, the house unanimously voted Peter Obi/Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as the most credible among the candidates and as such resolved to support and work with them and their campaign group on the platform of Labour party.

“We, therefore, agreed to rebrand our offices nationwide as Campaign support offices for the project. Our structures all over the 36 States and 774 Local Government Areas are henceforth required to support the Obi ticket.

“Nigerians have had enough of the disunity, eminent disintegration, lingering ASUU strike, terrorist threats, killings, kidnappings, hunger, unemployment, unbearable petrol cost and scarcity, high electricity tariffs, its epileptic situation, rising food cost etc and the continued lack of resolve by the establishment to put an end to these crises.

“We as leaders in main stream politics in Nigeria wish to make clear that only an efficient, effective and credible candidate of renowned character can resolve most of Nigeria’s lingering problems and we therefore urge Nigerians to heed to our advice and support our goals of returning Nigeria as the true giant of Africa and the production hub of West Africa,” the parties said.


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