Presidential Candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has said that the party carries on its shoulder the burden of salvaging Nigeria from all her socio-economic woes despite being the smallest of the political parties.
Obi stated this in his virtual address to the strategic session of Labour Party National Working Committee, State chairmen and Senatorial candidates in Abuja.
The former Anambra state governor asserted that the strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) and the many other problems confronting Nigeria, “must compel us to reassert or resolve to ensure that there is leadership change in Nigeria come 2023.”
The 2023 presidential hopeful apologized for his inability to be physically part of strategic session held before the commencement of the electoral campaigns in about a week.
He reiterated his commitment to the course of ensuring leadership change in Nigeria in next year poll.
He urged stakeholders of the party to do whatever they could personally and collectively, make all the necessary sacrifices to ensure that Labour party wins the 2023 general elections.
“We in LP are one family now; we will remain so during the campaign and after we win the elections. I assure you that no one will be left behind,” Mr Obi stated.
The University lecturers’ body ASUU has embarked on an industrial action over labour dispute with the Federal Government, which has left activities in the nation’s higher institutions paralyzed for the past seven months.
In a new development, the National Industrial Court on Wednesday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to go back to work.
The Federal Government had in a suit, prayed the court to order ASUU to call off its seven months strike.