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<strong>2023Elections: Obi Beats, Atiku, Tinubu In Port Harcourt LG With 62,451 Votes</strong>
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2023Elections: Obi Beats, Atiku, Tinubu In Port Harcourt LG With 62,451 Votes

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has won the presidential election in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State. According to the latest result, LP topped the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC in the council which is among the largest in the state. Results declared by Prof Victoria Olumide, the Port Harcourt City Collation Officer, the LP got 62451, while the PDP and APC got 7203 and 5562 votes respectively. The votes gotten by the APC in the Rivers State capital are a threat to the entire results so far collated, although Obio/Akpor, Government Nyeswom Wike’s LGA which had yet to be collated has the largest voting strength in the South-South state. Prof Charles Adias, the State Collation Officer for the pr...
<strong>LP Candidate Clinches Reps Poll in Anambra</strong>
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LP Candidate Clinches Reps Poll in Anambra

Prof. Oby Orogbu, the candidate of the Labour Party for Awka North/South House of Representatives in Anambra State, has been declared the winner in the February 25 National Assembly election. On Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, returning officer of the Awka North/South, declared Orogbu as the winner at the local government headquarters in Amawbia. The LP candidate scored a total of 34,741 votes to defeat her closest opponent, Obi Nwankwo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, who got 24,814 votes, and Emeka Igwe of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 12,850 votes. The candidates of the Young Progressive Party polled 2,042 votes, All Progressives Congress, got 850 votes and Action Alliance polled 625 votes. See Also: LP Chairpersons Threaten...
<strong>LP Chairpersons Threaten To Withdraw Support For Party Over Logistics Funds</strong>
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LP Chairpersons Threaten To Withdraw Support For Party Over Logistics Funds

The national leadership of Labour Party, LP, has said that the party’s focus is on people casting their vote with their conscience rather than expecting monetary gains in exchange for a vote. Earlier on Thursday, chairpersons of the party across states had threatened to withdraw support for the party over non-receipt of mobilisation funds. Gombe LP chair, Sani Abdulsalam, at a media briefing on Thursday said, “We have never been respected by the party leadership and also our presidential candidate has no respect for our party executives at state levels because Peter Obi deliberately mismanaged our goodwill with the imposition of his members and other support groups that decamped with him in May 2022 to our party,”. “Of note, Wednesday, February 22, 2023, was the meeting we ha...
<strong>104-Year-Old Woman Endorses Peter Obi For Presidency</strong>
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104-Year-Old Woman Endorses Peter Obi For Presidency

Iyom Josephine Ezeanyaeche, a 104-year-old woman, has expressed her support for Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to become the president in Saturday’s election. Ezeanyaeche, popularly known as Mama Africa, during a visit to the LP’s office in Abuja, said Obi would make Nigeria an investment hub.   She said the endorsement of Obi to win the forthcoming election was given his qualification as the best out of the four major contestants. She said, “The searchlight for his selection was nationally oriented and accepted for his visionary leadership, integrity, transparency, competence, capacity, character, selflessness, enlightenment, education, and nationalism. “Calling him for this honourable task in our assessment will comfort Nigerians for a new begi...
<strong>Kano LP Governorship Candidate Decamps To Opposition Party</strong>
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Kano LP Governorship Candidate Decamps To Opposition Party

Bashir Bashir, the governorship flagbearer of the Labour Party, LP, in Kabno State has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to an associate of Bashir who spoke to TheCable under the condition of anonymity, on Sunday night, that the defection was informed by the “exclusion of major northern stakeholders in the decision-making process of the party’s campaign”. The associate also said another reason for the defection was the “lack of clear direction on the interest of northern Nigeria”. See Also: Labour Party Assembly Candidate In Imo Dies Reports say Bashir held meetings with the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and Kashim Shettima, Tinubu’s running mate. The meetings were said to have been held in Lagos and Abuja, where an agreement ...
<strong>We Wil Fix Fuel Subsidy Scam Within First 100 Days In Office – Datti</strong>
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We Wil Fix Fuel Subsidy Scam Within First 100 Days In Office – Datti

The vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has promised that the party will sort the problem of fuel subsidy scam if voted into power. Datti during an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday was asked how the LP intends to source funds to run the country if elected.   There have been heated debates on the payment of petrol subsidy due to its impact on government revenue. Nigeria spent N2.04 trillion to pay off subsidy payments in seven months, even as it plans to spend an estimated N6 trillion on subsidy by 2023. Despite the Nigeria Labour Congress, NCL, declaring support for the presidential ambition of LP candidate, Peter Obi, the labour union has protested the planned removal of petrol subsidy and asked for the repair of refineries in...
<strong>Super Eagles Will Qualify For World Cup Under Peter Obi – LP VP</strong>
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Super Eagles Will Qualify For World Cup Under Peter Obi – LP VP

Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will qualify for the World Cup if Peter Obi wins the presidential election. Recall that Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, losing out to Ghana. Baba-Ahmed stated this on Sunday when he featured alongside Peter Obi, on The Peoples Townhall, an event organised by Channels Television and its partners He said they would prioritize ensuring that Nigeria wins the Nations Cup as well as qualification for every World Cup tournament.   Recall that the three-time Africa Cup of Nations failed to make it to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, losing the spot to Ghana. See Also: Tinubu Describes Obasanjo’s Endorsement of Obi As ‘Blind Leading ...
<strong>2023 Election: “I Can Bet With Anything Precious To Me That Obi Won’t Win” – Keyamo</strong>
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2023 Election: “I Can Bet With Anything Precious To Me That Obi Won’t Win” – Keyamo

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has vowed that the Labour Party, LP, win not win the presidential poll. Keyamo who is the minister of state for labour and employment admitted that although the LP is doing better than expected, with the emergence of Peter Obi as its presidential candidate, the party won’t win the presidential election next month. He said the LP lacks the support across the country to win a presidential election. Keyamo stated these in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday night. The minister said that the actions of aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that identify as the G5 is a win-win for the APC. He said, “I want to let all Nigerians know this, incl...
<strong>Why Obasanjo Endorsed Peter Obi – Omokri</strong>
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Why Obasanjo Endorsed Peter Obi – Omokri

A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi because he always wanted a president from the South-East. Omokri who is a strong supporter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while reacting to the Obasanjo’s choice of Obi in a tweet on Sunday described the Obasanjo as a good-hearted man. The former presidential aide said that Obasanjo wants a president from south east extraction to heal the wounds from the civil war which lasted from 1967 to 1970.     Omokri tweeted, “Obasanjo is a good hearted man. He has always wanted a president from SE or close to SE as a way to heal the civil war wounds...
<strong>Why Some People Don’t Support Me – Peter Obi</strong>
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Why Some People Don’t Support Me – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has said that there will be danger if all Nigerians support his presidential bid. Obi, however, stated that those who led the country to its present economic and socio-economic woes were the ones against his ambition. He said this in Enugu, the Enugu State capital shortly after he signed the condolence register of late President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze. Obi said, “What is happening is that some people have different opinions, everybody should not support me and everybody will not support me. In fact, if everybody supports me, there is danger. Some will disagree. See Also: I Warned Obi To Withdraw, Says Arthur Eze Backs Atiku “Some people have ...