After the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke as winner of the just concluded governorship election in Osun State, the chances of labour party as a potential third force has once again come under scrutiny and debate.
In Osun state, the LP had a no show as it couldn't gather up to 5000 votes.
Come 2023, the question is, does Peter Obi's LP have the capacity to pull surprises? The presidential candidate has reacted.
Obi thanked the LP candidates in Osun for their efforts in a statement on his Twitter page, but he urged his followers to stick with the goal of seeing a better Nigeria.
“To the Obidient Movement Family and our supporters nationwide, the outcome of this particular election is not a verdict on our exponentially growing strength nationwide, especially when viewed against the fact that we are barely one month old in the party and we had to contend with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades."
"However, within this very short period of only a few weeks, the Labour Party has made its presence and political impact felt nationally.
“We must strengthen our collective resolve not to relent in our noble march to take back our country.
“Much work remains to be done, hence we must focus the totality of our efforts now on the forthcoming 2023 General elections.
By implication, the mountain is high for this new movement to climb and the fullness of time for the structure of the party to hold is not yet solidified, but it's also a wake up call for strategic actions.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.