- 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
Although Doyin Okupe, the director of Obi’s presidential campaign organisation, on Monday, October 10, sent out invitations for the official unveiling of the council scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 13, Vanguard reports that some party members are claiming that the LP is yet to be involved in the whole affair.
Obi’s campaign council not yet approved – Sources
Moreover, some party chieftains who spoke with the newspaper noted that the Labour Party did not approve the scheduled event.
It was gathered from a source that the party has not sanctioned the list of members of the council over some unresolved issues.
2023 presidency: Alleged marginalisation in council list
The source said so far, the list lacks inclusiveness as most of the appointees are from the southern region with no substantial position for the north.
The fear being raised in regard to this is that the LP will have a hard, if not impossible, task of claiming the north where candidates like Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Bola Tinubu are already establishing their presence and influence.
The source said:
“As I speak to you, the Labour Party has not okayed any list of members of the Presidential Campaign Council because there are yet-to-be-resolved issues.
“Most of us are of the opinion that our campaign council must be all-embracing and enjoy the national spread. We must not repeat the mistakes of the political parties we want to replace.
“Our Presidential candidate is from the South, the DG of the campaign is also currently from the South. The provisional list I saw leaves out most of the north.
“There is no official of substance from the North East, North West, and the North Central for example.
“How can we campaign in these places when we know what we are up against with Atiku and Kwankwaso in the North and Tinubu in the South?
“Even the Diaspora Committee earlier inaugurated is almost exclusive to one section of the country.”
2023 election: Peter Obi’s campaign streak continues, rolls out plan to counter Nigeria’s debt profile
Obi is not slowing down one bit as he has continued to show commitment to his promises ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Obi on Monday, October 3 official unveiled his plans on wiping out Nigeria’s debt profile.
He presented it while speaking to Nigerians in Michigan, the United States on the theme ‘Nigeria Diaspora and Capacity Building’.