Unemployed youths, victims of insecurity, students, others are Peter Obi ‘s structure – Group replies Atiku
The Labour Party (LP) 2023 Presidential candidate, and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi National Support Group (PONSG) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, saying their political structure are victims of insecurity, unemployed youths and Nigerian students among others
Recall that Atiku while appearing on Arise TV breakfast show, Friday, dismissed that LP’s Obi does not stand any chance in next year’s election, because he has no political structure that can guarantee him victory.
The National Co-ordinator of PONSG, Amb. Churchill Enyia in his response on Saturday in Abuja while inaugurating National Executive Committee and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the support group noted that Nigerians were ready to take their country back.
He said they were committed to using their resources to mobilise Nigerians to vote for Obi to rescue the country.
Enyia said Nigerians are tired and ready to vote Obi in 2023 to bring about positive change in Nigeria.
He explained that they were in PDP with Obi, but when he defected to LP, they joined him because they believe in his capacity to deliver Nigeria.
The National Co-ordinator of PONSG said, “This movement started in April, with a few friends in Nigeria and diaspora. Today we have 25 state chapters with working groups.”
On the argument about structure recently attributed to Atiku, he said “Contrary to their claims, we are the structure of Labour Party.”
He continued, “They said Peter Obi and Labour Party do not have structure, but the unemployed youths, victims of insecurity, students at home for months due to ASUU strike, Nigerians who are hungry and tired of this administration are our structure.
“We are moving to the grassroots, that is our next assignment, we have captured the social media, middle class, working class. We are now targeting the rural dwellers that are where we are moving to.
“Some people in the villages don’t understand how to differentiate the party’s logo, that is our assignment now and we will succeed by the grace of God.
“As we work for Obi, let us look at the situation in the country, the battered economy, hunger, poverty, insecurity and the free fall of the Naira, as we do that it will ginger us to work for Obi because we believe he has what it takes to change the situation of things”.
He assured that they were ready to spend their resources to make Obi President of Nigeria.
“We see potentials, our belief is beyond Obi himself, it is because we believe in what he can do for us as a country. We cannot continue to go this way. We need to be angry with what is happening and work to change the status quo,” he added.
In his brief remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Dr Chris Chukwukamuo, urged the Nigerian electorate not to sell their votes.
He said, “The youths are ready to take over the country now. The youths can no longer wait to be leaders of tomorrow.
“The permanent voters’ card (PVC) is very important, youths should disregard those that said their votes don’t count. Votes do count, that is why the other parties buy votes. Vote buying thrives because politicians now believe and know that votes count”.
In his acceptance speech, FCT Coordinator, Deacon Ben Arungwa, who thanked those who made the programme a success, said Peter Obi’s movement was not about tribe and religion.