Thousands of supporters and various support groups of the Labor Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, gathered on Saturday at a town hall in Benin City, Edo state, where they pledged to win seats in the House of Representatives. and the Senate to provide the necessary administrative support for an Obi presidency.
They also promised to neutralize the activities of saboteurs they believe were planted in the party. They demanded that the candidates for various elective positions in the state be revealed so that they could profile them to know their genuine intent.
Speaking at the event, the chairman of ‘No Controversy Organization’, one of the support groups of Obi and the LP, Dennis Ogbeide, said: “We don’t want saboteurs in our party because they contact us.
“All those political armed robbers are there, so we want to know all our candidates, we want to know the ones who are not on the side of the political robbers.”
In his speech, the LP’s state chairman, Lucky Ogbaloi, said the party took the time to select its candidates who, he said, were people of proven track record, character and integrity.
He said: “Peter Obi is the arrowhead of the LP as a presidential candidate. We are also aware that a tree does not make a forest and that is why we have candidates for various positions. We must ensure that our candidates win the elections so that they will lead the government next year alongside Obi after his victory.
“We have our hands on the squad, let’s not look back. We are aware that some people intend to do funny things. We will put machines in place to check this.
“What sets the Labor Party apart from other political parties is that it is ideologically and union-driven to promote an active role in the country, create economic prosperity and provide long-term social services. These are things that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have not been able to offer Nigerians at the federal level,” he added.