Labour Party Chairmen says they will boycott polls
Labour Party Prioritizes Voting with Conscience over Money-for-Support, National Leadership Affirms
The national leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has stated that the party focuses on people voting with their conscience rather than expecting money in exchange for support.
The statement comes after chairpersons of the party across states threatened to withdraw support for the party, alleging the non-availability of mobilization funds.
According to Sani Abdulsalam, Gombe LP chair, the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had deliberately mismanaged their goodwill by imposing his members and other support groups that decamped with him in May 2022 to the party.
At a media briefing, Abdulsalam noted that the national chairman had stated that the presidential candidate had no confidence in all 36 state chapters’ leadership but would instead choose to work with their cronies and support groups that came with him. Furthermore, he revealed that money for agents would not be sent to any state chairman or national officers except for three National Working Committee (NWC) members, including a woman.
Reacting to the development, Yunusa Tanko, spokesperson of the LP presidential campaign council, denied the allegations of sidelining and boycotting the election. He stated that people were expecting a conventional way of politics, which is not feasible in their place. He further noted that there was no money on the ground, and people should vote with their conscience and believe in the movement.
In summary, the LP has emphasized its commitment to ensuring that people vote based on their beliefs and not money.©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.