By Angela Atabo, Abuja.
The Labour Party on Thursday vowed to take over Lagos, Rivers and Edo states, among other Southern states, in the March 18 Governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
The Acting National Youth Leader of Labour Party, Mr Kennedy Ahanotu, made the declaration at a news conference on the March 18 elections.
Ahanotu said: “The governorship and state House of Assembly elections across the country will give us another opportunity to identify true ‘Obidients’.”
He said that it was important to note that the Labour Party stood by all its candidates in these elections and had not entered into any alliance with any party.
“In the last election, they said we are four persons tweeting in a room, but to their shock, we took over the space and despite all the fraud they allocated over six million votes to us, even when they claim that “Obidients’ are not more than 15 million people having PVCs to vote.
“We must protest by coming out en masse to cast our notes for the Labour Party governorship candidates and House of Assembly candidates.
“This simple assignment is the first step in telling the world that Labour Party won the election.
“Let us show the opposition that we are resolute in the project of taking back our country. We must capture Lagos, Edo, Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Rivers, Abia, Anambra. In fact, we will capture all the South-South and South-East states.”
Ahanotu called on ‘Obidients’ to challenge the status quo, while urging youths, security officials and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials to cease to be ready tools in the hands of politicians.
“Do not join in oppressing and intimidating our youths. The life and future of Nigerian youths matter; enough is enough.”
He also urged the Labour Party supporters to desist from selfish desires and focus on making political statement on Election Day.