The Labour Party (LP) Bauchi State has dispelled misconception that the popularity of the Presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi is low in the North-East geo-political zone.
Publicity Secretary LP Bauchi State chapter, Benjamin Edeh , who disclosed this in a press release made available to journalists in the state, expressed optimism that the party will win many states in the sub-region.
PlatinumPost reports that All Progressives Congress, APC, has dominant presence in Borno, Yobe and Gombe States while the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is currently in power in Adamawa Bauchi and Taraba.
Edeh said the LP is not deterred saying the Obi effect is dislodging the APC and PDP in the subregion.
Edeh, who together with the Chairman and others bigwigs of the party organised a one million-man match for Peter Obi last year, said the Labour Party has come to stay in the subregion.
He urged supporters of the party in the North-East to come out enmass to vote for candidates of the party and make sure that their votes count.
“As one Nigeria, we ought to know that patriotism is a virtue of true children of the soil,” he said.
“Statistics has shown that Nigerians are Obidiently moving to the sound of a genuine change, no longer balderdash, no more political hullabaloo in the North East.
“We assure all the Obidient community of 50 percent votes from the northeast because the APC has failed Nigerians and the PDP is in disarray and cannot show epitome of democratic leadership.
“The only option to end all quest is Obi/Datti and the masses are seeing the reality every day
“Labour party will prevail. We beseech all Nigerians to stand their ground, collect your PVCs and vote in the sun, in the rain, because their votes would be counted.
“The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain. the 2023 election is not about Obi winning, it’s about the common Nigerian taking back their land,” he added.