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LP reserves 2027 presidential, governorship tickets for Obi, Otti




The Labour Party, LP, says it has reviewed the performance
of its presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, and its governor
in Abia State, Alex Otti, and has decided to reserve its tickets for them in
the 2027 general elections.


A communique circulated after the party’s convention on
Wednesday, which was signed by Julius Abure and Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim,
National Chairman and National Secretary, respectively, also called on
President Bola Tinubu to tackle the rising insecurity and inflation in the



The communique said, “Based on the antecedents of the
Presidential candidate before, during and after the 2023 General Election it
was recommended that the 2027 Presidential ticket of the party be solely
reserved for His Excellency, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, the National leader of the


“Furthermore, the Convention in session reviewed ongoing
development and performance of its Governor in Abia state, His Excellency, Dr.
Alex Otti and pass a vote of confidence on him and recommend the 2027 Abia
state Gubernatorial ticket of the party be reserved for His Excellency, Dr.
Alex Otti.”



The communique also addressed the state of the nation.


“The National Convention reviewed the state of the Nation
and concluded that it is not grabbing power that matters but what you do with


“After the 2023 general election, the security situation of
the nation has not improved as there is a geometrical increase in numbers of
lives lost and the economy has worsened as the standard and conditions of
living of the Nigerian populace has continue to deteriorate.



“Inflation is sky rocketing, unemployment rate is high, this
has led to massive hunger and poverty in the land. This is a result of the
continuous devaluation of the currency and increase in petroleum product


“The Convention is session therefore call on the President
and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed
Tinubu to quickly take drastic and proactive steps to save the economy from
total collapse to revive the economy and put it on the path of growth and



The party assured its members across the country of an
optimistic and bright future, and equally appreciated all forums, groups and
others for the steadfast support in the 2023 General election and onwards.


It said: “Now that elections are over, the Convention in
session encourages all groups to collapse their structure at the ward, local,
and National levels into the already existing structure of the party.”


A list of national officers of the party elected alongside
Abure include: Deputy National Chairman , Mr. Clement Ojukwu; Deputy National
Chairman, Dr. Ayo Olunrufemi; National Vice Chairman North Central, Abraham
Idoko; National Vice Chairman South East, Ceekay Igara; National Vice Chairman
South South, Anthony C. Ezeagwu; National Secretary, Alhaji Umar farouk
Ibrahim; Deputy National Secretary, Rotimi Kehinde Adekunle; Deputy National
Secretary, Innocent Okeke.



Others are; National Treasurer, Mrs Ngozi Doga; National
Financial Secretary, Dayo Ekong; National Publicity Secretary – Mr. Ifoh
Obiora; National Organizing Secretary, Comrade Yahuza Ahmed; National Legal
Adviser, Barr. Kehinde Edun; National Women leader, Mrs. Dudu Manuga; National
Youth Leader, Prince Kennedy Ihanotu; Assistant National Youth Leader North
West, Abdulrahman Chindo; Assistant National Youth Leader South South, Barry


Three positions were however left unfilled. They include
Deputy National Chairman (NLC), Deputy National Chairman (TUC) and Deputy
National Chairman.



The communique added: “The Convention in session empowers
the National Working Committee (NWC) to fill existing vacancies in the NWC and

Source link: Nigerianeye

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