LP unveils presidential campaign committee in Anambra, predicts victory for Obi
From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
The Labour Party (LP), yesterday, inaugurated an 800-member Anambra State presidential campaign committee with a charge to ensure victory for its candidate, Peter Obi.
The committee is chaired by Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike while former commissioner for lands in the state, Mr Okolo Akirika, would serve as secretary.
Speaking during the ceremony in Awka, Uzodike said the country needs critical change at the moment.
He charged the members to work together to ensure that the party get a resounding victory at the presidential poll, warning that the party would not hesitate to remove any member, found wanting in his assigned duty or office.
“This is the committee by the LP presidential candidate, these are those who will work for our presidential candidate. The Presidential campaign is different from other campaigns and that is why all our candidates are members of the committee.
“We also thank Nigerians for finding Peter Obi worthy to contest the presidential election. Nigerians don’t need to verify anymore because all the facts have been verified. This LP is now a serious minded project and we are out to take back Nigeria for Nigerians.”
State chairman of the party, Mr. Ugochukwu Emeh, congratulated members for being found worthy to work in the state’s presidential campaign committee.
He pointed out that the forthcoming presidential election will not be business as usual.
A former commissioner for Economic Panning, Prof. Stella Okunna, encouraged the campaign committee and Nigerians by extension to turn out en masse to support Obi and LP for the overall good of the country.
Anambra State chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Chinwe Orizu, said labour was solidly behind Obi.
He said that NLC has confidence in the ability of Obi’s government to bring glory and prosperity to Nigeria and Nigerians.