The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has endorsed Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), ahead of his All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu and People Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts for the 2023 general elections.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, promised to mobilise members and affiliates of the union across the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, to ensure victory for the LP.
Wabba, while speaking at the national retreat of the Labour Party on Monday, in Abuja, said the membership of the NLC and all its affiliates is 12 million, and the organised labour will deliver it for Obi.
He noted that the Labour Party has a responsibility of uniting Nigerians, as no country in the world can prosper and work in unity if it is divided.
Reiterating the Union’s quest for a United Nigeria, as well as issues of structure for the Labour Party presidential candidate and the LP, Wabba said, “One issue that we must take very seriously is actually conscientising our members and also Nigerians because Nigeria is so much divided along many primordial interests and many interests that are self-centred that we need to address.
“No country in the world can prosper and work in unity if the country is so divided. So one of the responsibilities of the Labour Party is to unite Nigerians along a common goal of development and prosperity.
Supporting Mr Wabba’s views, Mr Abure said Nigeria has had failed leadership, adding that the LP was poised to be a positive change to bad the situation.
Also speaking, Mr Falana urged the NLC, Trade Union Congress, and other associated bodies to mobilise Nigerians to win the upcoming 2023 presidential election.
Mr Falana’s comment laid more emphasis on the views of Mr Wabba, in terms of mobilising 12 million electorates to vote for the LP presidential candidate, Mr Obi.
Meanwhile, Mr Obi, in August, flew out of the country to the United States and other Western countries to continue his campaign to Nigerians in the diaspora.