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A chieftain of Labour Party, LP, Senator Victor Umeh, has revealed that the party’s campaign council for its presidential candidate, Peter Obi is being delayed to ensure the best team was galvanised.
The former federal lawmaker made this known on Friday while responding to questions from journalists during Igbo Day celebration in Awka, Anambra State.
According to him, Obi can win the 2023 presidential race without a campaign council, saying that the party does things differently.
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He said: ‘We are careful in the Labour Party. We don’t do things because others are doing. We search for things that will make Nigeria great again.
‘When we searched for Obi’s running mate, you saw that we waited to make sure we got someone who matched the pairing. Yusuf Datti Ahmed is a very seasoned person’.
The former chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) pointed out that Obi’s rapidly rising popularity ahead of the 2023 poll is a sign that God has anointed him to rule the country.
He likened Obi’s emergence to the biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ where God directed the four wise men to go in search of their Messiah with the help of a star.
‘It is an anointing from God for Mr Peter Obi to be president of Nigeria. It is like when God showed the three wise men where Jesus was kept in a manger through the appearance of a star and they followed the star to Bethlehem and found Jesus. That is why any place Peter Obi crosses or visits in Nigeria, the people joyfully give their support.
‘Peter Obi has never addressed any rally yet, but people long for him anywhere he goes. When the rally starts, I wonder what will now happen.’
Umeh, the Labour party senatorial candidate for Anambra Central urged the people to disregard opinions that his party lacked the required structure to win the presidential poll, noting that power resides with the electorate and not the victory wishers.
‘If the election is free and fair, the victory is already certain. Because all the noise people are making, you will agree with me that what is most important in an election is the voter, not those who wish you to win. It is not about the structure.’
Umeh said the Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola with all his APC structure still lost to the Ademola Adeleke of PDP which he said typified the power of voters.