The Labour Party in Rivers State has launched a pressure group ‘ObiStructure’, an initiative organised by the Peter Obi Volunteer Network in Port Harcourt, the State capital.
Speaking, Mrs. Beatrice Itubo, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Rivers, who doubles as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Rivers urged Nigerians to cast their votes without sentiments, noting that such actions can hinder the progress and development of the country.
“We want a positive change, but not the kind of change they gave to us, and definitely not the one we have in Nigeria today.
“If people offer money to induce you, please collect it, but vote for your conscience; vote Peter Obi and Labour Party.” She Said.
More so, she advised that it was important to also elect leaders who have the interest of the people at heart across different levels of government.
“So, it is important to vote for Labour Party candidates into various elective positions both at the state and federal levels.
“Obi cannot be there alone. You must vote Labour Party into all other positions because if Obi is there alone, corrupt people in the National Assembly will impeach him.
“They will impeach him because they don’t want the country to work so that they can continue looting our commonwealth,” she added.
The NLC leader said that defectors from major political parties in the state had approached her to step down and give them her governorship ticket.
She said this was because of how popular the party has become, adding that it is built on strong ideals based on turning around the fortunes of Nigerians towards prosperity and progress.
On his part, the Convener of Peter Obi Volunteer Network, Philip Thomas, said the ObiStructure was launched to help promote the Peter Obi candidacy to Nigerians.
He said the group would take a message of hope to every nook and cranny of the country, to educate the people on the Peter Obi mandate, adding that the group was funded by members.
“Nigerians are tired of the status quo, and so, we demand change. The only person who has presented himself as an alternative to the status quo is Peter Obi.
“By Peter ObiStructure, we are decentralising power from the political class to the ordinary citizens of Nigeria, in order to restore the country to the right track.”