The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday vowed to mobilise its members across the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria to achieve victory for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in next year’s presidential poll.
National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, stated this on Monday at the National Retreat of the party in Abuja, Channels reports.
“One issue that we must take very serious is actually conscientising our members and also Nigerians because Nigeria is so much divided along many primordial interests and many interests that are self-centred that we need to address,” he said while speaking about how the Labour Party can achieve its objectives and better Nigeria.
“No country in the world can prosper and work in unity if the country is so divided. So one of the responsibilities of Labour Party is to unite Nigerians along a common goal of development and prosperity,” he said.
Opponents of the Labour Party and its presidential candidate have often dismissed Mr Obi’s chances of achieving victory at the polls on the grounds that it lacked the needed structure.
But Mr Wabba has no doubt about the structures in place.
“Let us organise at all levels. Let us send a message at all levels. I assure you that as Britain did it in 1945 when all the structures were actually won by the Labour Party and recently… Australia also did the same,” he said.