2023 election: Peter Obi to roll out presidential campaign list as anxiety mounts

  • All eyes will be on the Labour Party as the presidential campaign list will be released on Wednesday, October 12
  • The stakes are high at the moment and the lineup of the list could prove pivotal to the chances of Peter Obi in the presidential race
  • Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has continued to praise Afenifere for drumming their support for Peter Obi

FCT, Abuja – It is now official that the presidential campaign list of Peter Obi, the presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party, will be unveiled on Wednesday, October 12.

According to the Punch newspaper, the Director General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe gave the update.

Peter Obi, Labour Party, 2023 election, campaign team
At the unveiling of the Peter Obi campaign team, there will also be a pre-campaign world press conference. Photo: Peter Obi
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Ohanaeze lauds Afenifere

Meanwhile, the apex eastern social-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has heaped praise on its southwest counterpart, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, as well as the middle-belt forum for their continuous support for the candidacy of Peter Obi.

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As contained in a statement, the group said:

“We applaud the respected leaderships of Afenifere and Middle-Belt Forum for the adoption of Obi as the best among other presidential candidates based on age, fairness, competence, and track records of accomplishment in governance.

“We urge Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State and his South-East counterparts to remember that the Afenifere elders mean well for Nigeria and an Obi Presidency will favour the Yoruba people and Northern Nigeria.”

The group was also quick to clear the notion that Obi’s presidential bid is an Igbo agenda. They said Obi is a project that preaches competence, capacity and character.

On the other hand, Okupe further reeled out details of the official unveiling, stating that it will be done together with a pre-campaign world press conference in Abuja.

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Contrastingly, Peter Obi may face serious issues in the Labour Party if issues surrounding the composition of his campaign council list are not resolved.

There are claims that the north is largely marginalised in Obi’s presidential campaign council set to be launched on Wednesday, October 13.

Apart from this, some party chieftains have it that the leadership of the party is yet to sanction the list.

2023 election: Peter Obi does not stand a chance – Shagari

In another development, the former deputy governor of Sokoto state, Mukhtar Shagari, has disclosed that he rejected the bid to become Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi’s running mate.

Shagari said he rejected the slot because he did not see Peter Obi winning the 2023 presidential election.

The PDP stalwart stated that there are only two political parties in Nigeria, which are the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP.

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