Labour Party endorses Peter Obi as national party leader

The Labour Party in Ebonyi State has officially designated Peter Obi as its national leader during a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday.

Also, Fidelis Nwankwo was endorsed as the state party leader as part of the decisions reached in a six-point communique issued at the conclusion of an expanded briefing in Abakaliki.

The communique, signed by Linus Okorie and Emmanuel Ezeh of Ebonyi South and Ebonyi North senatorial zones respectively, also received endorsement from Emmanuel Nwobo on behalf of members of the National Transition Committee (NTC) and organizers of the stakeholders’ meeting.

The gathering further called for unity among members in preparation for the upcoming National Convention and state congress aimed at electing new party leaders.

The communique said, “Members of the NTC of the party, Chief Fidelis Nwankwo, Okorie and Ezeh, convened the expanded stakeholders briefing with a view to informing members of the party’s, state chapter, about future political activities of the emerging Labour Party, including mobilisation of new members and registration.

“The members of the NTC also shared details of 2023 post-election reviews conducted by the national and state working committees at the party, which the stakeholders resolved as follows: that Mr Peter Obi remains the National Leader of the party. 

“That Obi is bestowed with the appropriate competencies to salvage the Nigerian economy from its declining fortunes. Stakeholders observed the need to support the National Transition Committee in its bid to conduct an all-inclusive state congress and national convention of the Labour Party, respectively.”

Furthermore, the stakeholders urged feuding stakeholders of the party to sheath their divisive swords in the overall interest of the party and its target to better the lots of Nigerians.

It added that a united Labour Party in the state should “pursue with vigour the conversion and registration of new members into the party at the right and designated time and also set a target of 400,000 members.”

“Also, in a motion moved by Chief Jerry Obasi, the former Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and deputy governorship candidate of the APGA in the 2015 general election in the state adopted Nwankwo as leader of the party in the state.

“Seconded by Mr Sylvester Nwankwo, former House of Assembly member in the state, with stakeholders unanimously adopting Nwankwo as leader of the state party,” said the communique.


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