Labour Party is putting together the “biggest” and “greatest” political coalition in Nigerian history – Doyin Okupe assures
Director General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Doyin Okupe has said that the Labour Party (LP) is putting together the “biggest” and “greatest” political coalition in Nigerian history, as a ploy to ensure victory at the 2023 polls.
The former presidential spokesman who on Friday disclosed that he is the Vice Presidential Candidate of the LP, was of the opinion that the party alone cannot win the race except it works with several other parties to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and beat the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I am not a dreamer, Labour Party alone cannot achieve this success that we are looking at, we need the NPP, we need the Social Democratic Party, we need the PRP, we need the Labour Congress, we need everybody,” Dr Okupe stated on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He further asserted that until the mergers are in place, the Labour Party cannot say that the race is won.
Dr Okupe on Friday said he is ‘standing in’ as vice presidential candidate of the Labour party.
Dr Okupe might be a placeholder to beat INEC’s deadline for the submission of the name of a vice presidential candidate.
“Choosing the vice presidential candidate is an electoral process and it does not stop until the process and schedule ends,” Dr Okupe said. “INEC allows you to present a candidate and later on, if you want to substitute, you may do so, if necessary. But if it’s not necessary, you may as well continue.
“So the present situation is that we believe that this Labour party government that is essentially going to be about young Nigerians. Those of us who have been part and parcel of our sordid past must be prepared to pay the sacrifice, even the personal sacrifice, of allowing a situation we can lift our youths to positions of power and authority.
“I am willing to put down my back, so that young people can stand and come to the top.”