Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) on Saturday stormed Edo state for a thank-you visit and campaigned for the party’s candidates for the March 18 state house of assembly election.
Obi called on the supporters of the party in Edo State not to be discouraged by the outcome of the presidential election but should sustain the tempo by voting all the candidates of the party in the Saturday, March 18 state house of assemblies and governorship election across the states.
Obi who moved from New Benin Market through Mission Road, and Sapele Road before climaxing it at Adesuwa Road, was greeted by a mammoth crowd.
While commending the Edo people for their support, Obi said they have started very well and they must complete what they have started by coming out en mass to vote for the candidates of the labour party on March 18, 2023.
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate said Nigerians have begun a new movement, a movement that no one can stop.
He said Nigeria must not be allowed to remain the way it is rather there must be a paradigm shift for a better and prosperous Nigeria.
“We have begun the journey of a new Nigeria and nobody will stop it.
“We will not allow Nigeria to remain the way it is.We will continue to vote for the labour party”, Obi said.
He called on the candidates who have emerged victorious in the just concluded national assembly elections and the ones to be conducted on March 18, to do things differently, adding that the party plans to organize a retreat for them.
He said the retreat will enable them to be taught what to do to change the political narratives of the country.
“We are going to have a retreat with our candidates to make sure that people who are elected under our party do things differently”, Obi said.
The national chairman of the party, Julius Abure, on his part, said the candidates of the party for the house of assembly election have not stepped down for anybody and are not sponsored by any other parties or candidates rather, they are labour party’s candidates.
He said those spreading the rumours are doing so because they have lost touch with the people of the state as they have been rejected by the people of the state.
Abure said because the people of the state have rejected their parties, they are looking for how they could attach themselves to Labour Party to win the election.
He appealed to the residents of the state to come out en mass to vote for candidates of the party in the March 18 election to secure victory for the party.
Earlier, the state chairman of the party, Kelly Agbaloi, thanked the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi and the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure for visiting the state adding that their presence has further act as a boost to all the Obidients supporters in the state.
He said the people of the state will complete all that they have started by voting massively for all the candidates of the party in the Saturday, March 18 house of assembly election in the state.
He said the presidential candidate personally coming to endorse all the house of assembly candidates, have laid to rest all the doubting Thomases who are saying the party does not have candidates for the house of assembly election in the state.