Anambra LP inaugurates 900 PCC members, lauds Nigerians for being Obidients
The Labour Party (LP) in Anambra State has inaugurated about 900 members of the state Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC), with a charge to canvass for votes at the grassroots to actualise the presidential bid of Peter Obi and his running mate, Ahmed Datti.
The inauguration, which held in Awka, the state capital, yesterday, drew former and present commissioners, as well as national and state lawmakers, National and State Assembly candidates, as well as chieftains of other political parties in the state.
Inaugurating the PCC, the South East Coordinator of the PCC, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, told members of the campaign council that they were chosen to serve as his foot soldiers, who would take the message of delivering Obi down to the grassroots.
Okeke-Ogene, who is the National Vice President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said time has come for other ethnic groups, including Afenifere/Yoruba, to support Obi’s quest for the presidency. He noted that this is payback time for the massive support Ndigbo gave M.K.O. Abiola and Olusegun Obasanjo.
He pointed out that Nigerians, who are tired of waiting for the promised land, are ready to take back their country, with Obi as the president.
Also speaking, the State Coordinator of PCC, Joe-Martins Uzodike, said the event was organised to thank Nigerians for the support they have given Obi’s aspiration as “Obi-dients.”
Uzodike, who was a former Commissioner for Information in Obi’s administration in the state, said: “I thank Nigerians for finding Obi worthy, and we are assuring you we won’t be found wanting.”
In his remarks, the state Chairman of PCC, Ugochukwu Emeh, observed that LP was a fringe party until Obi’s entry opened a floodgate notable people from other parties, declaring LP as the party to beat in the 2023 general elections.
On his part, the Secretary of PCC, C.J. Okoli-Akilika, alluded to the uniqueness of Obi’s quest, which, according to him, is a complete departure from what obtained in the past.