2023: Why Obi will secure over 25% votes across Nigeria – Group 

A political group, the Conference of Peter Obi Grassroots Ambassadors, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, will win simple majority vote and also secure the 25% constitutional requirements across at least 24 states of the federation in the 2023 election.

In a statement signed, Saturday, by Rt Hon. Hassan Usman Algungu (National Coordinator), Hon Dr. Gabriel K Ayodeji (National Secretary), as well as Hajiya Nana Tukur (Director of Women Mobilisation), the group said, “the assurance is in response to ongoing propaganda designed to weaken the chances of the peoples choice for a New Nigeria.”

Recall that a poll, commissioned by Anap Foundation and conducted by NOI Polls Limited, had placed Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) as winner of the 2023 presidential race with 21 per cent of votes, beating Ahmed Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in that order.

In its immediate reaction to the poll, the Conference warned against attempts to deploy propaganda as tool to de-market Obi, former Governor of Anambra State.

The group said: “It has gotten to our notice of lies being peddled by some unscrupulous elements paid to install uncertainty, fear and discouragement targeted at misleading the general public by alleging that it is impossible for our leader Mr. Peter Obi to secure 25% votes in at least two-third of  states, as enshrined in the Constitution.

“For us, this amounts to blatant lie told in the public domain by same people who know the truth in their heart of hearts that of the three top contenders, Mr. Peter Obi has better chances of winning in more states over and above his counterparts. 

“If the sole aim of this propaganda is not pure mischief and an attempt to swindle the public,  since this is a political contest targeted at producing a single winner; wouldn’t it have been wiser to rather keep mute knowing your opponent is on a lane of failure?

“Peter Obi has really set the establishment off balance and they know he is closer to victory than them all. 

“Hence, the resolve to resort to lies. We are very confident of his victory because we have done our homework and the result have started trickling in and soon it will be very obvious to even the blind that the narrative of ‘structure” and other campaign of calumny have now been overtaken by events.

“Labour Party structure is growing stronger by the day and even at that with other arrangements we’ve put on ground the party’s effort is but a bonus.

“We have deliberately and strategically set-up committed foot soldiers across every nook and cranny of Nigeria including the  Northern part of the  country comprising men and women of capacity, capable of delivering.

“Peter Obi as it stands now will comfortably secure more than the 25% constitutional requirement in 14 states out of the 19 states that formed the northern part of Nigeria while we have the 5 remaining states in the North under steady reinforcement. With God on our side we shall demystify the mystery responsible for Bad Governance in Nigeria 2023.

“To the teaming responsible members of our society and supporters of the OBIdient movement and labour party, we urge you to remain steadfast and resolute in your support for Peter Obi and the new Nigeria project as he remains the only candidate with clear programs and implementation templates to take Nigeria out of this quagmire.”