By SAM JONES, Yenagoa
YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – Supporters of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, have stated reasons why they want him as president in 2023.
The groups led by Like Minds For Peter Obi, met with the State Coordinator, Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Alagoa Morris on Wednesday to deliberate on the way forward for the presidential campaign.
Alagoa said he was aware of the activities of Like Minds For Peter Obi at the grassroots and that he was there to commend and encourage them to see how they can do more to actualise the goal of “walking into Aso Rock.”
He noted it was not going to be easy, but explained that it was the reason why they must work together to deliver Obi come February 2023.
Also speaking, Mr. Ebipuado Sapere-Obi, local government campaign coordinator for Sagbama Local Government Area, pointed out that Obi would not be reckless with public funds and would not condone corruption.
Sapere-Obi, a former lecturer at the Niger Delta University (NDU), also stated that Obi is going to shake the economy in a most positive manner by injecting a major force into the economy.
Daniel Inebiri, Director for Grassroots Mobilisation of Like Minds For Peter Obi, described the LP presidential candidate as a ruler who will place competence and merit above other considerations.
Julius Laye, State Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), gave reasons for the relationship with Obi stating that in his time as governor, he did not owe workers salaries hence his name stands out.
Laye expressed dissatisfaction at the manner in which civil servants are being treated after 35 years of service saying some of them even die without receiving their terminal benefits.
John Ndiomu, State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), stressed that time has come for change and anyone who undermined the leadership of labour did not want to do well.
Ndiomu also said “labour is looking for people we can trust, people who can meet our common interests” and called for unity while describing the contributions as honest and straightforward.
Okeke Hyacinth, Secretary, Youths For Peter Obi, disclosed they were embarking on a three-pronged sensitisation tour to touch the youths in the campuses and local government areas as well as corpsmen.
Earlier, Patricia Edoumieyekumo, State Coordinator, Like Minds For Peter Obi and member of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organization, expressed satisfaction at “the calibre of the person (Alagoa) appointed to head the presidential campaign in Bayelsa.”
Edoumieyekumo, a retired magistrate, said “All we want is vision actualised. All we want is that the vision for a New Nigeria is actualised.”