2023: NLC promises Peter Obi 12 million votes

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has promised to deliver 12 million votes to Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, during the 2023 presidential election.

Ayubba Wabba, President of the NLC made the promise on Monday at the national retreat of the opposition party, vowing to translate the membership strength of the workforce to votes.

Mr Wabba also spoke on the need for the emergence of a unifier that will address the already polarised country.

“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,” he said.

“No country in the world can prosper and work in unity if the country is so divided. So one of the responsibilities of Labour Party is to unite Nigerians along a common goal of development and prosperity.

“Let us organise at all levels. Let us send a message at all levels. I assure you that as Britain did it in 1945 when all the structures were actually won by the Labour Party and recently… Australia also did the same.

“It’s not that we don’t have, we have structures; human beings are the structures. It is just to activate the structures and put them to use. It’s just like a weapon in military circles. You service them when the need arises.

“So the need has (arisen) for all the structures of the political commission of both TUC and NLC to be activated in all the 774 local governments. Importantly, also the structures of all our affiliates, both TUC and NLC, membership together is 12 million,” the NLC leader added.