Taking Nigeria from consumption to production
Former Nigerian People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Peter Obi has joined the Labour Party of Nigeria whose slogan is “Forward Ever,” on Friday. The former Anambra state governor who shockingly resigned his membership from the PDP on Wednesday tweeted on why he left the PDP to join the Labour Party.
“I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production.” He wrote on Twitter. “That is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.”
Making the announcement as Nigeria celebrated Children’s Day. He went on to say. “I invite all Nigerians to join me in taking back our country.”
He thanked Nigerians for the support he received after leaving the PDP. “I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria. This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.”
The PDP he wrote was at odds with his principles after he made he it know he was running as presidential candidate and not as a vice-presidential candidate. If the PDP was going to distract the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria he had no choice but to leave.
The centre left Labour Party has a social democrat ideology. It had campaigned vigorously for wage increments and was founded in 2002 by the National Labour Congress as the Party for Social Democracy then morphed into the Labour Party. It has won one seat in the 360 seat House of Representatives and former notable members are Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Femi Pedro, Adams Oshiomole, Great Ogboru and Chief Alao Akala.
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