Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, has been endorsed by the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and a group made up of former presidential candidates and 24 former national chairmen of political parties in Nigeria.
The endorsement by the two groups comes six days before the 2023 general election. ADC endorsed the Labour Party Presidential candidate and his running mate, after the formation of a coalition formed to propel the duo to the highest office in the land.
In a tweet, ADC revealed that the approval ceremony was held at the River Plate Gardens in Abuja on Monday morning. The ADC’s endorsement is expected to give a significant boost to the Obi/Datti campaign, as the party boasts a significant following in certain parts of the country.
Group lists reasons for endorsing Obi
The group of former presidential candidates and 24 former national chairmen of political parties in Nigeria, under the aegis of the Coalition for Good Governance on Monday, said it took the decision after evaluating candidates without recourse to ethnic or religious sentiments.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Okey Chikwendu, the coalition noted that the former Anambra State governor has what it takes to fix the challenges bedevilling the nation. It also described Obi and Baba-Ahmed as the most credible and qualified candidates among those currently vying for the presidency across the political parties.
The statement reads in part, “the Coalition for Good Governance as a body of professionals in the political terrain wishes to advise Nigerians to reject those who peddle unnecessary blackmail on the candidacy of Mr Peter Obi. We urge you all to reject thieves and dictators in sheep’s clothing, drug barons and those who have no respect for our diversity and secularism and vote for Mr Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed of the Labour Party so that together, our nation can rise from consistent economic failure to economic surplus and a new nation bound in freedom and surplus is born.”
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