By SAM JONES
YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation is putting strategies in place to win Bayelsa State for Dr. Peter Obi in the forthcoming presidential election.
Comrade Alagoa Morris, State Coordinator, Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, stated this in a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa at the weekend ahead of Obi’s campaign stop in the state.
Morris said, “There are activities geared towards his coming and a project is on to ensure Bayelsans are aware of Labour Party’s inroad as the Third Force…”
He said the emergence of the Labour Party as one of the frontrunners in next year’s presidential election is a welcome development in the political evolution of Nigeria.
“There’s need for this drag and shift. For over 20 years since the return to civil rule, it’s been here and there, but not exactly what Nigerians were yearning for.”
Morris enumerated some of the challenges confronting the nation as insecurity, poor economy, disunity and lack of cohesion lamenting that the people wake up everyday to news of insecurity.
He stressed that Obi remains the best choice for president in 2023 as unlike the other big names in the race, he is the only one who has not been indicted in anyway and has no skeleton in his cupboard.
“Peter Obi is one person that, though he is not a saint, nobody has come out to say he has any corruption related issue attached to his image. They are only saying he is not a saint, but they can’t pinpoint something criminal about him.”
He urged Bayelsans and Nigerians to support Obi and vote massively for him to become the next president as he stands out among the other presidential candidates.
“Looking at the various contestants and political parties you see that he (Peter Obi) stands out. If you look at his antecedents, he is probably the only ex-governor that is not receiving pension, a governor who invested and a governor who has given so much to his people.
On insinuations that Obi’s investments as Governor of Anambra State were no longer yielding dividends, Morris blamed the former governor’s successors for not improving on the investments.