Labour Party, LP, has debunked speculations on sponsoring rallies held in parts of the country in support of the party’s presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi.
This is contained in a statement signed by the National Chairman of the party Comrade Julius Abure in Abuja.
The statement explains that the party didn’t contribute to the sponsorship of the rallies, insisting rather that they were financed through individual contributions of Nigerians.
It adds that today’s mega rally in Abuja was organized by a coalition of Support Groups rooting for Peter Obi, Datti Baba-Ahmed’s Presidency in the upcoming 2023 elections.
“Labour Party has no contribution to it. The people are mobilising themselves, they print the logo of the party themselves, they print campaign materials from their pockets and they are driving the process of the campaign by themselves.” Comrade Abure stated.
“The rallies are not surprising, it is because the Labour Party has a people-oriented candidate that will work for the people and that will effectively serve the interest of the party.
“Of course, the people must own the process, the people will fund the process because they say he who pays the piper dictates the tune. Therefore the people are the owners of the party and that is why they are funding these activities.
“People are contributing money, N1,000, N10,000 and so on to carry out rallies for themselves. People are donating their buildings and the people of Nigeria are gradually owning the Labour Party.
The statement emphasizs that the Labour Party is a party for the poor, the artisans, students, market women, the downtrodden, civil servants, hewers of wood and fetchers of water and the ordinary man in the street.
“They own the party and they form more than 90 percent of Nigerians, by the time campaigns start, you will see people campaigning for the party. All these movements and activities you are seeing all over, Labour Party has no contribution to it.
According to the LP National Chairman, “The people are now asking questions about how they are being ruled, they want to change the status quo.
PR Georgina Humphrey,Edited by Grace Namiji