Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the Labour Party (LP) has tasked members of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to intensify efforts towards funding the campaigns.
While inaugurating the LP Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja, on Friday, National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, lamented that it was not easy to prosecute a presidential election in Nigeria and appealed to members of the council to work towards mobilising funds for the party.
Abure appealed to members of the party, members of the campaign and well-meaning Nigerians who are interested in “enthroning good leadership” to join hands with the party.
He said although the slogan of the Obidient movement is “we do not give shishi,” this time around the party needs money to prosecute the campaign.
“The party is in serious need of funding required to prosecute the elections,” he said.
He said presidential election is expensive and competing against the main parties “that have stolen resources and ready to deploy it in the election” was not going to be an easy task.
Abure noted that though the task ahead is enormous, the party is pleased because “Nigerians have realised they need to take back their country.”
“The massive support and followership enjoyed in recent times shows the people are ready and determined to take back their country.
“We need a lot of funding to drive the process, as the presidential candidate cannot do it alone,” he said.
Speaking, the chairman of the PCC, Mohammed Zarewa, assured that the members will do everything possible to deliver Nigeria to Labour Party candidates.
The Director General of the campaign council, Doyin Okupe, also charged members of the campaign council to take their assignments seriously and work hard to deliver their various constituencies.
“We will continue to make use of as many people that are willing to be of help to ensure the success of this party,” Okupe said.