“Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family,” he said.
But who is Obi up against in the Labour Party?
As things stands, Obi would have to do battle with Sampson Uchenna Charles, an oil mogul.
A businessman in the petroleum sector, Charles submitted his form at the Headquarters of the LP earlier this month with a promise to radically transform national security architecture and “settle all labour disputes in Nigeria.”
He was joined by many supporters that came to submit the form at the party secretariat in Abuja, as part of fulfilling all procedures of nomination and expression of interest for the office of the President.
Charles who returned his N30 million form to the Labour Party and was received by its Chairman, Julius Abure, said Nigeria deserved the best from her government and not the spate of insecurity and elongated labour issues that undermined the human resources in the country.
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