…Says LP has a bigger structure than PDP, APC put together
By Emmanuel Elebeke
Labour Party Chieftain, Prof. Pat Utomi says Peter Obi’s manifesto for the 2023 elections is ready and will be released before the campaign starts next week.
Utomi made the revelation in an exclusive interview with Vanguard in Abuja.
According to him, Obi’s manifesto is ready but was Carefully kept under wraps to avoid opposition candidates from stealing it.
‘’There is a manifesto ready and it will be released before the campaign starts. We have it but we decided to keep it secret until campaigns start.’’
Utomi, while responding to a question on the belief by opposition parties that Labour Party does not have structure, said those who hold such beliefs were ignorant.
He posited that the LP actually has a superstructure far bigger than that of
APC and PDP are put together.
‘Those who understand what structure means know that LP has better structure than PDP and APC in Nigerian terminology. NLC has 10m registered members, we are going to energise all of them into a structure so that it becomes a superstructure.
‘‘We have a big tent which constitutes several social movements, several political parties with labour party as part of it. Several of these political movements like the Congress of Professionals, which is a great Nigerian project consists of 6 million members in every part of Nigeria.
‘’ From these groups, we have about seven super structures far bigger than ether APC and PDP. We also have faith-based structures, and religious movements, we have structures everywhere. With the political party and several political movements, we have a structure.
‘’We have a secretariat directorate reaching out to all support groups, there are special apps and portals from which specific assignments go out, their performance measured, get feedback. It is designed to harmonise them into productive .’’
On how the party intends to mobile their support groups, he said ‘’We will create an enabling environment. By next week we are going to set up a committee on both fundraising and campaign processes. Mobile-based apps, portals from which performance will be measured and we get feedback from the polling booths.
‘’There is the body in the US that will train a lot of support groups, we will create a group a special group that is going to create people on fundraising and campaign process from us.
‘’You send us what you tend to do and then we see what they want to do and how to generate a big tent for Peter Obi’s campaign organization. Donor organizations are going to raise funds for the support groups and some Nigerians who are willing to support the movement’’