2023: We’ll Do Everything Possible To Woo Wike, Others – LP Chieftain

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A chieftain of the Labour Party, Valentine Ozigbo, has said the party leadership is making plans to woo Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, to support the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his running-mate, Yusuf Datti-Ahmed, in the coming 2023 general election.

The former governorship candidate of the PDP in the last Anambra State governorship election emphasised that “politics is local”, and as such, the LP would be ready to enter into alliance with Wike and some other willing state governors to gain their support for Peter Obi’s presidential bid in their respective states.

Ozigbo who spoke during a Labour Party stakeholders’ meeting in Awka yesterday urged the electorate to shun influence of money and vote for Peter Obi because he has the capability to solve the myriad of problems facing the country, especially youth unemployment, poverty, ethnic restiveness and insecurity.

He said, “It has become clear that Peter Obi is the choice of every segment of the Nigeria populace for the presidency of this country in the coming election.

“It is now incumbent on us to let those who don’t have influence of the social media, who are influenced with money, to learn that the little money they get that will not last for two weeks should not be the reason why you should sacrifice the whole of the next four years; that if you are in a position to resist the money, resist it, but if you can’t resist it, take the money and vote wisely.

“Now, let me say this; we are open discussing with other parties

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Naturally, we would like to see the Labour Party in the entirety of the Senate, House of Reps and state Assemblies. That should be our first option.

“But we find that in politics you have to sit down and negotiate; if there is an APC governor who is willing to make sure that Peter wins in his state because he  has some other people to support for the Senate or whatever, we are open to it. So, politics is local; it is not how you play it in Jigawa, in Imo or in Rivers that you play it in Anambra State

“We can decide and say, ‘Wike, support us in Rivers so we win Rivers, and we sit down with Wike and say, ‘who do you want us to support in Rivers for the Senate, if you can’t go it yourself?’ So we will open our minds to all possibilities; the important thing is that Peter Obi must be our next president”.

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