A chieftain of the Labour Party and Nigerian professor of political economy, Pat Utomi, has explained the strategy his party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi will deploy to defeat the traditional political parties
In an interview with Channels TV, Utomi was asked which strategy the LP hopes to use in defeating opposition parties in their traditional strongholds and he disclosed that the party will deploy the strategy that a civil servant (former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau) used to defeat an incumbent Governor (Rabiu Kwankwaso) in Kano and the strategy is to simply ensure that young people vote and protect their votes.
About 18:20 minutes into a video shared on YouTube by Channels TV, Utomi said “We have a strategy that is so clear. You know elections in Nigeria have been producing lower and lower turn out, yearly even though the population is growing. Why is that so? Traditionally, most of those votes came from rigging, recent electoral laws have made it more difficult to do those things.
“Young people have said ‘enough is enough, we will stay here and save our country’ and those young people constitute a huge part of the population, so the strategy is to make those young people not just voters but the protectors of the votes. And we have history, in  in Kano a man who came as a civil servant took on a powerful incumbent governor because the youths of the states backed him and they protected the votes and he beat the incumbent”.