Former presidential spokesperson, Dr Doyin Okupe, has faulted those claiming that the Labour Party
has no structure to win a presidential election.
In a tweet on Friday, Okupe predicted that the LP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, would win the 2023 election.
Okupe, whose name was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission as Obi’s running mate, noted that “those mocking us will weep when Obi wins the presidential election”.
He said, “Many who deride and mock us that we have no structure will weep and gnash their teeth when Obi is elected President in 2023.
“These folks underestimate the power of a youthful population who have resolved irrevocably to take their country back and also the network of the Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliates.”
“Labour party is the fastest growing political party in Nigeria. A nationwide survey shows the influx of abt 100,000 new members daily. Not counting those who just become OBIdient on their own, waiting to vote Peter Obi as President in 2023. Nigerians join the winning team, and become OBIdient today!”
This came hours after a former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, told Obi that the time is not ripe for him to be the president of Nigeria.
Melaye, who made the appeal in a video on his verified Facebook page on Friday, asked Obi to wait for his time.
“I celebrate you Peter Obi and your movement for a new Nigeria. I celebrate the conscientisation of the Nigerian youths and the public, but I want to advise that your time is not now. You are a great Nigerian. I salute your political and intellectual sagacity. You are one Nigerian. I know tomorrow there’s a space for you, but for today, let us forget the social media drama. Let us forget the diaspora euphoria,” he said.