Don’t Deny Us Access To Public Facilities During Campaigns – Labour Party Tells Ruling Parties Across Nigeria 

As the campaign for the 2023 presidential elections commence on Wednesday, the Labour Party has called on incumbent political office holders not to abuse their powers by denying the party access to public facilities. 

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A statement issued on Tuesday by LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for adopting the party’s position on the use of public buildings and facilities for the campaign. 

The party, which said it was ready to kick-start its campaigns in line with the Independent National Electoral Commission’s guidelines, promised to run an issue-based campaign. 

Abure also vowed that the party would hold any of its flagbearers elected into public office accountable if they reneged on the social contract entered with the people. 

“We call on the incumbent political office holders to ensure that political terrain is demilitarised and level playing ground provided for all political activities. This will ensure that the choice of the people on who represents them at whatever level is respected,” the statement read in part. 

“As a political party,  we promised Nigerians that the party would run an issue based campaign. We have also put our house in order, and we will be coming up with a formidable team that will run the campaign and that will deliver power to the real owners, the people. 

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“The Labour Party will continue to maintain that when we form government in 2023, the party will hold our presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi and other candidates contesting on the platform of the party accountable if they renege on the social contract entered with the people. 

“Labour Party will not just bring a government in place with the help of the people, but would go as far as holding the government accountable to the Nigerian people who voted them into office.

“This 2023 general elections and the campaign is all about the people, they are the ones that will drive the process. They are the ones already driving it as you can see across the length and breathe of Nigeria. We are only giving direction to it.

“We are going to enthrone leadership that will work for the people and that leadership is going to be held accountable for the people. We are going to make sure Peter Obi and all other candidates that win on Labour Party platform are held accountable to the people.

“If they form a government and decide not to do what the people want, we will abandon them and join the people to fight them. We are going to have a paradigm shift in the manner and ways politics is played in Nigeria. We are going to provide leadership by example.

“Labour Party will not just bring a government in place for Peter Obi, we are going to hold him accountable because the movement transcends Peter Obi. It is even transcending the Labour Party, it is about the people of Nigeria. It’s about the future of the country, the growth and development of the country, the downtrodden Nigerians that have been suffering over the years and about the blood of Nigerians who have been slaughtered for years by the maladministration of the PDP and the current APC government,” the statement added.

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