From Okey Sampson, Umuahia
All support groups working for Mr Peter Obi’s presidential ambition have been urged to also support Dr Alex Otti and other candidates running on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
The National Vice Chairman (South East) of the Labour Party, Innocent Okeke, who made the appeal, said this was to ensure that all candidates of the party vying for various positions are also victorious during in 2023 general polls.
Okeke gave the charge at the Alex Otti campaign office in Umuahia during a town hall meeting and harmonisation of various support groups working for Peter Obi’s presidential ambition.
He noted that the advice became necessary on the discovery that some members of some support groups were only supporting Obi and at the same championing the ambition of some other candidates in other political parties.
“Many people are ready to work for Peter Obi, but if you elect him to go to Aso Rock and he goes there alone, you may be exposing him to danger. He suffered that before in Anambra when he was impeached as Governor.
“You have done well by supporting Peter Obi but it would be dangerous to have a divided by loyalty. We charge you to deliver Peter Obi and all those running for various positions in Labour Party.”
He equally charged the members of the support groups to register in various wards as members of the Labour Party, to enable them to deliver Peter Obi and other candidates of LP.
The National Vice Chairman informed the harmonised groups to be active in their units and wards, noting that the use of the BVAS electronic voting system should not be a reason for complacency, as enemies of democracy may try to tinker with the will of the people
Earlier, the Abia State Chairman of Labour Party, Ceekay Igara, assured that his party would deepen its presence in every nook and cranny of Abia State, adding that a State-wide tour of Abia State would be carried out by his party soon.
He assured that all candidates of LP in Abia would enjoy the same support being enjoyed by Mr Obi, during the 2023 polls.
The national coordinator of the harmonised coalition for Peter Obi, Rev Fr Nchekube Maduabuchi, urged the leaders and members of the various Obi support groups to eschew leadership struggle but work for the interest of the Labour Party.
Fr Maduabuchi disclosed that 41 groups with structures down to ward levels are working for Obi.