Labour Party Chieftain, Prof. Pat Utomi says Peter Obi’s manifesto for the 2023 elections is ready and will be released before campaign starts next week.
Utomi made the revelation during a visit on Tuesday by the leadership of Progressive Movement for Better Nigeria, PM4BN in Abuja.
According to him, Obi’s manifesto is ready but being carefully kept under raps to avoid opposition candidates from stealing it.
According to him, “Obi’s manifesto is ready and it will be released before campaign starts. We have it but we decided to keep it secret until campaigns starts.’’
Utomi, while responding to question on the believe by opposition parties that Labour Party has no structure, said those who held such believe were ignorant.
He boasted that the Labour Party actually has a super structure far bigger than that of
APC and PDP put together.
“Those who understand what structure means know that LP has better structure than PDP and APC in Nigerian terminology.
“NLC has 10m registered members, we are going to energise all of them into a structure so that it becomes a super structure.
‘‘We have a big tent which constitutes several social movements, several political parties with labour party as part of it. Several of these political movements like Congress of Professionals, which is great Nigerian project consists of 6 million members in every part of Nigeria.
‘’From these groups, we have about seven super structures far bigger than ether APC and PDP. We also have faith-based structures, religious movements, we have structures everywhere. With the political party and several political movements, we have a structure.
‘’We have a secretariat directorate reaching out to all support groups, there are special apps and portals from which specific assignments go out, their performance measured, get feedback. It is designed to harmonise them into productive.”
On how the party intends to mobilise the support groups, he said ‘’We will create an enabling environment. By next week we are going to set up a committee on both fund raising and campaign processes. Mobile-based apps, portals from which performance will be measured and we get feedback from the polling boots.
‘’There is a body from the US that will train a lot of support groups, we will create a group a special group that is going to create people on fund raising and campaign process from us.
‘’You send us proposal of what you tend to do and then we see what you want to do and how to partner with you to generate big tent for peter obi campaign organization. Donor organizations are going to raise fund for the support groups like you and some Nigerians who are willing to support the movement are also available to lend their support.’’
Earlier in her address, the National Coordinator of PM4BN, Ms. Stella Ezeh A.K.A Lady Decency told Prof. Utomi that the essence of the visit was to intimate him about the PM4BN as a support group for Obi-Datti presidential bid.
She also told him that they came to intimate him about the modus-Oparandi of the organization as well as seek ways of collaboration on how to deliver the Labour Party candidate in the forthcoming general elections, as campaign commences next week.
The PM4BN Coordinator, however, assured Utomi that the organization would work hard to making sure that Obi succeeds in the elections.