- Peter Obi has been adopted by the National Conscience Party as its 2023 presidential election candidate
- The adoption and endorsement of Obi by the NCP was done by the national chairman of the party, Yunusa Tanko
- Tanko said that the party has come to the realisation that the manifesto of the Labour Party and the character of Peter Obi and his running mate align with NCP’s ideologies
The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Monday, January 23, announced that it has adopted Peter Obi of the Labour party as its 2023 presidential candidate.
In a statement seen by Legit.ng, the national chairman of NCP, Yunusa Tanko, who doubles as the spokesperson for the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council said members of the NCP would be mobilised to vote for Obi nationwide.
Buttressing his party’s decision, Tanko said that the manifesto of the Labour party and Peter Obi’s character align with the philosophy and ideologies of NCP.
“The NCP, one of the foremost political parties in Nigeria is pleased to announce its adoption of the Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer, ex-governor Peter Obi and his vice, Senator Datti Baba Ahmed as its choice for the fourth coming February 25th Presidential election,” the statement reads.
“We have studied both the party’s manifesto and the characters of the ex-governor Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed carefully and we believe that the labour party’s candidates have what it takes to earn our trust and confidence.”
Challenges with INEC
In addition to the announcement, Tanko said that the NCP is still facing challenges of deregistration of the party with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He also said that the NCP adoption and endorsement have been officially communicated to Labour Party.
“We will mobilize our members and supporters nationwide to canvass and vote for the labour party candidature because we share their philosophy and manifesto.”
“It’s not true,” Top APC chieftains speaks on supporting Peter Obi
Salihu Lukman, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress denied the claim that he is supporting.
Peter Obi of the Labour Party Lukman said he read with dismay, the claim that he has left Bola Tinubu, the flag bearer of APC for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
According to Lukman, there is a need to appeal to Obidients to candidly recognise the shortcomings of Peter Obi.
Peter Obi leaks major secret about himself and running mate Ahmed-Datti
In other news, Peter Obi described himself and his running mate, Yusuf Ahmed-Datti as corrupt-free Nigerian leaders.
The standard-bearer of the Labour Party gave the description during his campaign rally in Jos, Plateau state’s capital city.
Obi assured that like his running mate, he has never stolen any fund which belongs to the Nigerian government.