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2023: Labour Party 'll Return Power To Nigerian Workers - Okupe

        • Okupe & Arabambi (both middle)

| The Daily Crucible | Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Director General of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Doyin Okupe has expressed the confidence that power would return to Nigerian workers in 2023 through the Labour Party (LP).

Okupe said though LP is like a sleeping giant, yet it harbours the largest population of eligible voters by virtues of its being workers' party in comparison to other political parties.

The former Spokesman of Former  President Olusegun Obasanjo  spoke on Tuesday evening during an interview with reporters at the NUJ Secretariat, in Abeokuta, the state capital, shortly after his meeting with state party executive, members and other stakeholders.

"Labour Party in the scheme of things is still a small Party, but we are not  unaware of that before we  moved in. LP  is a sleeping giant in actual facts, if we are to look at the true membership, the potential electorate reservoir of LP is more than three times of APC and PDP put together. 

"We have Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Trade Union Congress(TUC), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Professional bodies, etc, when you add all these together, we have  about 20million reserved voters that have affiliations directly with labour party, Our strategy: We need to reawaken the Nigerian Workers.

"The problem with the labour up till now is that it was formed not to take government, not to rule, but protect the rights and emoluments of workers. That has taken and preoccupied the minds and thoughts of the leadership of the labour over the years but we politicians that have sympathy for labour Party, who believes in the workers of this country and follow the mantra of Peter Obi, who says, 'I want to change Nigeria from consumption to production, those  who are involved in production are  the workers, market women, farmers Teachers and factory workers. We are coming now to work together to return power to those who it is originally belongs  to: The Workers."

Okupe, who recalled that he has spent 42 years in politics, added " I can assess things, We will beat APC and  PDP hands down because Nigerians are tired of the misrule, corruption, insecurity bedeviling the nation."

Earlier in their separate remarks, the State Chairman and the National Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Com. Michael Ashade and Com. Abayomi Arabambi, described Okupe's visit as timely mission that would further reawaken members to work harder and ensure victory for the party in 2023.

Also speaking, a governorship aspirant of the party in Ogun state, Dr. Kehinde Sogunle, described the Presidential flagbearer of the party, Peter Obi, as a straight forward man, whose leadership style would redefine governance positively for Nigerians.

"Those at Oke-Mosan are now afraid, they are in government. But we have people behind us, we are prepared and our structure is set.Ogun state is sure for Peter Obi," he stated.

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