The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi for President.
The union also called on workers across the country to Vote for the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election which comes up on Saturday.
This was contained in a statement signed by Comrade Chris Uyot, the
National Secretary, NLC National Political Commission, President: Joseph Ajaero, General Secretary: Emmanuel Ugboaja and Treasurer: Abali Akeem Olatunji
The statement reads in part, “All Labour Political Committee members in the states are to intensify their work in mobilising workers and the Nigerian people both at the local, ward and polling units to vote for the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and all candidates of the Labour Party contesting the elections.
The political committees are also enjoined to work with our allies in civil society organisations and students to take all necessary steps to safeguard the people’s votes by ensuring that the electoral process is transparent, free and fair.
NLC called on workers in Local government, wards and polling unit levels to ensure that they provide at least 10 ward coordinators and canvassers to not only mobilise but defend the peoples votes.
The NLC said that Saturday’s polls promise to be the most decisive in the history of the country.
Peter Obi was at the International Conference Centre on Wednesday where all the presidential candidates of all the 18 political parties came together to sign National Peace Accord ahead of the presidential election.
The Peace Accord was signed in the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, Bishop Matthew Kukah and members of the International community including the European Union, Switzerland, Commonwealth, African Union, amongst others.
2023: NLC endorses Peter Obi for President