Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), stated on Wednesday that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not win the 2023 election because they “have expired and lost their political relevance in the country.”
He told this to journalists shortly after a meeting with Labour Party officials and members in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.
Peter Obi, who just quit from the principal opposition party, asserted that the PDP’s refusal to zone the Presidential ticket to the South deprived it of luck and victory.
Obi, through his campaign director general, Dr. Doyin Okupe, criticised the PDP for being “unjust and unrighteous” for abandoning its zoning scheme.
According to him, those who opposed zoning within the PDP damaged the PDP and broke the gentleman’s agreement of the party’s founding fathers.
Peter Obi stated that he is counting on Nigeria’s labour force, youths, and market women to defeat both the APC and the PDP in the general elections of 2023.
He stated, “The PDP was a bona fide party formed by our elders and leaders. Those who came yesterday and declared that rotation does not matter undermine the very life of the PDP. The moment they took that step, the PDP moved off of the path of good fortune, future, and success because it became abruptly unrighteous and unfair.
“There is no unfair or evil pillar that can stand. The PDP was an excellent platform, however it has already expired. The APC has never been a viable platform; it is irrelevant. The two parties are no longer in existence; they are no longer relevant to the new things that Nigerians and young people seek.
“In the grand scheme of things, the Labor Party is still a pretty minor party, but we knew that before moving here. However, the Labour Party is a colossus in slumber. The prospective electorate pool of the Labour Party is greater than three times that of the APC and PDP combined. NLC, TUC, NURTW, market women, professional organisations, and students are all affiliated with the Labour Party.
“The NLC has a membership of approximately 5 million, the TUC has a membership of approximately 8 to 10 million, the number of students registered in Federal universities is approximately 2.5 million, and those who are not in Federal universities number approximately 6.7 million; when you add all of these numbers together, you are looking at approximately 20 reserved voters with direct affiliation with the Labour Party.
“Our plan is to reawaken the Nigerian workforce. Nigeria will witness something it has never seen before; we will defeat the APC and PDP.”