…moves to mobilize for LP candidates
One of the top political parties in the country, the National Conscience Party, NCP, has adopted the candidates of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, and Ahmed Datti.
In a press conference on Sunday, January 22, the party said the cardinal objective of the LP aligns with that of NCP, charging Nigerians to rally support for the Labour Party’s presidential candidates.
A statement signed by Yunusa Tanko urged all members of the party to join hands in working with the Obi-Datti campaign council to elect a president of the good conscience to rescue Nigeria.
An excerpt is a full text:
The National conscious party (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 Ahmad as its choice for the fourth coming February 25th Presidential election.
Though we are still facing challenges of deregistration by INEC.
We will mobilize our members and supporters nationwide to canvass and vote for the labour party candidature because we share their philosophy and manifesto.
We have studied both the party’s manifesto and the characters of the ex-governor Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmad carefully and we believe that the labour party’s candidates have what it takes to earn our trust and confidence.
We have also reviewed deeply the 7 Point Agenda of Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmad
1. Securing and uniting Nigeria
2. Production-centered growth for food security and export
3. Effective legal and institutional reforms (rule of law, corruption, and government effectiveness)
4. Leapfrogging Nigeria from oil to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)
5. Expanding physical infrastructure through market-driven reforms (unleashing growth, enabling entrepreneurship, and market-creating innovations)
6. Human capital development that empowers competitiveness.
7. Rebus foreign policy that restores Nigerian strategic relevance.
With particular reference to page 7 as stated below:
We are coming to run an entrepreneurial state able to double Nigeria’s GDP in a short time and reduce extreme poverty like China which removed 740m from poverty through a policy that emphasized a social market economy. Our focus is to ensure that wealth is created through sectors that improve the well-being of all Nigerians. Our theory of change is DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP.
Therefore, we will prioritize economic and social rights under chapter 2 of the constitution and implement these rights through social programs and projects that empower the people and mainstream the poor first in access to critical services. To ensure poverty reduction, based on fast economic growth our governance principles, priority projects, and programs that will be anchored on the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)
As captured in the 72 pages manifesto tagged it is possible our pact with Nigerians. This is in consonant with the slogan of the NCP of the abolition of poverty and 10 care programs.
As empowered by the NEC and NCC of the party this day 22nd January 2023.
We hereby adopt and endorse Peter Obi and Datti-Baba Ahmad’s Presidential ticket of the Labour Party for the 2023 general election.
This adoption/endorsement has been officially communicated to the party even though we have since been working in collaboration with the Big tent and Obidient movement to drive the project of the Obi/Datti campaign. We urge all members and indeed Nigerians to work together with the Labour Party in achieving this monumental task of rescuing Nigeria, uniting, and rebuilding its feature.
We also thank Chief Edward NKwegu and Chief Nwanbuaze Governorship candidate of the Labour party in Ebonyi state for all the support
Dr Yuusa Tanko