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General News of Monday, 13 June 2022


Bashir Ahmad, Peter Obi clash over Labour Party's weak national structure

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Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to question the political might of Peter Obi and his Labour party ahead of the general elections in 2023.

In what was meant to be a jab at their political credence, Ahmad revealed that the Labour party does not have an office in 25 states of the nation.

His comment comes after Peter Obi received widespread support on social media since he emerged as the presidential candidate of the party.

Recall he also faced online ridicule since failing to clinch the House of Representatives ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Kano. He said those mocking him are Mr. Obi’s supporters.

“Did you know that Labour Party doesn’t have an office in Kano, a state with over 5,000,000 registered voters, not only that the party doesn’t have a single candidate in the whole 44 local governments in the state, and the story is so very similar in at least 25/36 states and FCT?” he tweeted.

Obi’s campaign has been plagued with doubts over its ability to win a Presidential election since it has more or less ‘no national structure’.

Responding to this, Obi wrote on social media: “Whenever I hear of NO STRUCTURE, my answer to it is simple; the 100 million Nigerians that live in poverty will be the structure. The 35 million Nigerians who don’t know where their next meal will come from will be the structure.”

“The elderly, our mothers, fathers, and the old ones dying or being owed gratuity/pension will be the structure. ASUU; the lecturers that are being owed, and the students who are not in school will be the structure.”

“We’ll create the structure, and they’ll see what the structure is all about. The structure is about human beings.”