Tony Okafor, Awka
The 2023 Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Victor Umeh, has said the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti, will bring modernity in the Nigerian leadership.
Umeh, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA) stated this at the weekend in Awka, the Anambra State capital, after receiving an award from Ohanaeze Ndigbo at its Igbo Day celebration.
He said the party will not necessarily need a presidential campaign council to win the 2023 general elections.
He said the seeming delay in constituting the campaign council was deliberate, adding that the party leadership was taking its time to ensure the best team was constituted .
Describing Nigerians as the party’s campaign council, having taken over the project, Umeh said, “We are careful in the Labour Party. We don’t do things because others are doing. We search for things that will make Nigeria great again.
“When we searched for Obi’s running mate, you saw that we waited to make sure we got someone who matched the pairing. Senator a Yusuf Datti Ahmed is a very seasoned person.
“The Labour Party presidential ticket has the best brain of people who can give Nigerians what they are yearning for.
“Peter Obi as President and Datti Ahmed as vice, two of them are young and energetic, very resourceful and knowledgeable. They’re going to work as a team to bring modernity to leadership in Nigeria.
“They represent a generation that is well vast in knowledge, a generation that is in tune with the modern techniques of leadership and development. They won’t provide leadership by guesswork because they know the numbers and things that will impact on the economy.
Describing the Jos rally as a tip of the ice berg, Umeh maintained that setting up a campaign council was just to fulfill all righteousness.
He added, “We didn’t have campaign council and on Wednesday, yet Jos was shutdown. No campaign council can organize that kind of rally.People were overwhelmed even when we have not planned yet. As a matter of fact, people are the campaign council of Labour party.
“It is not about putting down names. Without doing anything, the campaign is already running. What happend in Jos, nobody can mobilize such gathering not even APC or PDP with all their money they possess.
“In the rally, the Chairman and the presidential candidate were not there but it was still well organized. Yet what they were able to showcase, no other party can do that. Which shows that people have taken over the project, and driving it.”