The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday declared the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as expired political organisations that have lost their political relevance and have nothing to offer Nigerians again.
Obi stated this through the Director General of his Camapign Organisation, Dr. Doyin Okupe, who spoke with journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Okupe, was in Abeokuta for a meeting with leaders and members of the Labour Party in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Obi, who recently resigned his membership of the PDP, said that the PDP has stepped out of fortune and victory following its refusal to zone the Presidential ticket to the south.
He berated the PDP for being “unrighteous and unjust” for jettisoning the zoning arrangement of the party.
According to him, those who opposed zoning in the PDP undermined the existence of the PDP and violated the gentleman agreement of the founding fathers of the party.
Obi revealed that he is banking on Nigerian workforce, youths, market men and women to beat both the APC and the PDP at the 2023 general elections.
He said, “The PDP was a veritable party that was put together by our elders and leaders. Those who came yesterday and said rotation does not matter undermine the very essence of the existence of the PDP. The moment they took that step, the PDP stepped out of line of fortune, of future, and of victory because it has become suddenly unrighteous and unjust.
“There is no unrighteous and unjust pillar that will stand. The PDP was a good platform, but it has expired. The APC was never a good platform, it is of no consequence. The two parties are out, these two parties have expired, they have no relevance to the new things that Nigerians and the youths are looking for.
“Labour Party in the scheme of things is still a very small party, but we are not unaware of that before we moved here. But the Labour Party is a sleeping giant.
“The potential electorate reservoir of Labour Party is more than three times the membership of APC and PDP put together. NLC, TUC, NURTW, market women, professional bodies and students are all part of Labour Party.
“The NLC has a membership of about five million; the TUC has a membership of about eight to 10 million,; the number of students registered in the federal universities is about 2.5 million; those who are not in the federal universities are about 6.7 million. When you add all these together, you are looking at about 20 million reserved voters that have direct affiliation with Labour Party.
“Our strategy will be to reawake the Nigerian workers. Nigeria is going to see something that it has not seen before. We will beat APC and PDP pants down.”