Ardent supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi have raised alarm over the absence of the party’s campaign posters and billboards in the two senatorial zones.
The supporters who were mostly young people from the area expressed fears that either their presidential candidate or his campaign handlers in the state have abandoned the two zones and faced only the central senatorial zone.
According to them, every nook and cranny in the central senatorial zone is flooded with the LP campaign materials while other zones has nothing to show that there is a party like Labour Party in the area.
They warned against the deliberate concentration of campaigns in one zone, contending that it is of no use expecting magic from voters in the area who are grossly uninformed about the party logo indicating where people should cast votes for a presidential candidate of their choice.
Similarly, the group stated that information reaching them from other parts of the country shows that the Obi’s campaign materials are nowhere to be found; a situation which calls to question the commitment of the party towards desired victory at the ballot.
“We were told that huge amount of money has been raised by concerned individuals and groups. We also contributed funds ourselves when this whole thing started, so we expect to see something tangible on ground or at least know people hindering the campaigns so that we can expose and call them out to do the needful before it becomes too late. We are only spending time on this project because of Peter Obi in particular, so we cannot afford to suffer all these while in vain” said David Okoye from Nawfija.
They therefore called on the presidential campaign council of the party to take the issue of holistic campaign seriously, noting that the required 25% spread across the states can only be achieved through commensurate action. Just as other communities and constituencies across board should not be left out if they are serious about winning next month, which requires adequate distribution of logistics like billboards and posters.