Labour Party To Unveil Presidential Campaign Council
The Labour Party’s leadership announced on Wednesday that the names of the individuals who would make up its Presidential Campaign Council would be formally announced in a few days.
This was contained in a statement released in Abuja, by the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure.
According to Abure, the formal launch of the party’s electioneering campaign in full accordance with the electoral rules will coincide with the announcement of the PCC composition.
The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, had also confirmed that the party had no immediate plan to launch its campaign.
Arabambi, however, pledged that the candidate would unveil his policy document on the same day he announces his presidential campaign council.
The party chairman reassured supporters that the constitution of Obi’s PCC and the campaign will be ready in a few days.
The statement read, “For our numerous supporters and members across the nation, this is to inform you that we are yet to commence our campaigns.
“The Labour Party will officially open its campaigns in a few days from now and the world will be formally notified. It will also formally unveil a list of leaders and members of the party that will form the campaign council.”
Abure also empathized with Nigerian students reeling from the face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government, saying LP felt their plight.
He said, “We are using this opportunity to sympathize with millions of Nigerian students who have been forced out of their various institutions of learning for nearly eight months by a government that has very little regard for our future generations.
“Education is the bedrock of any nation and for any government to toil with the sector is disastrous. We, therefore, urge the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to quickly resolve the lingering face-off between the Federal Government and the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
“And to our esteemed university students, the Labour Party is aware of the difficulties you have been exposed to in the last seven years; a situation where students spend six years for a four-year course.
“The Labour Party’s government intends to declare a state of emergency on education which will ultimately end the incessant academic disruption. The Labour Party’s government is your government and the youth will play a major role in it.”