Labor Party says Nigeria’s masses are the party’s structure for the 2023 general election.
This is stated in a communiqué jointly signed by Julius Abure, the national chairman, and the party’s national secretary, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, issued Friday at the end of the party’s National Leadership Retreat in Abuja.
According to the party, Nigeria is at a crossroads and Labor is the only credible option for national rescue.
It said the party withdrew to discuss crucial party matters, observations, proposals and relevant resolutions before 2023.
The communiqué said the retreat was not only important but also very crucial for the Labor Party in its decision to liberate Nigeria, as the Nigerians would take their country back with a view to a national rebirth.
“In all regions and segments, people are determined to break free from the old order and ready to embrace a prosperous one with the Labor Party as the platform of convergence and common vehicle to achieve this.
“Nigeria’s dispossessed and exploited people and masses are the fabric of the party and should therefore be the focal point of the party’s ongoing struggle to save Nigeria.
“Labour Party will urgently build synergy and rally all Nigerians to save Nigeria, especially with the broad support that Labor Party enjoys from youth, women, Nigerian workers, labor and unions, and various voluntary support groups.”
The communiqué said these groups were determined to join hands with the party to take political power in Nigeria.
The communiqué stressed the need for the party to seize the opportunity to rally Nigerians to take power, which was already on the streets of Nigeria.
“It is important to assess the current state of Nigeria and highlight the inherent problems.
“This is so that Labor Party leaders, stakeholders and candidates can engage and visit all support groups and stakeholders, including all NLC and TUC offices, women’s and youth organizations and support groups, among others.”
The party said its aim was to ensure that a well-distilled message from the party would be brought to the grassroots before the 2023 elections.
Abure also said the ideas that emerged from the retreat would be of immense importance for the Labor Party to forge a cohesive front.
He said the party would mobilize Nigerians to reject all primordial sentiments, and unite in voting for Labor Party candidates who would work for Nigeria’s progress, transformation and prosperity.
Abure said the party had also decided that its leaders and stakeholders would be active in the process of saving Nigeria by spreading a new message of hope and national prosperity that would forever change how politics was played in Nigeria.
The chairman said the party would enthrone a government that was egalitarian and inclusive, justifying chapter two of the Nigerian constitution.
He said the party would make the Charter of Nigerian Workers’ Demands the driving agenda of the Labor Party campaign for the 2023 elections.
According to him, this will be implemented by the Labor Party government in the short, medium and long term to redefine Nigeria and put it on the path of positive development.
He said the party would also invest in the development of human capital, especially the collaborative youth population through effective and well-functioning quality education by ensuring the revival of Nigeria’s decadent education sector.
Abure said the party would develop strategies for economic prosperity, political cohesion and national security in the face of insecurity and sharp divisions in Nigeria.
The national chairman also said the party would commit to comprehensive military, state and other security architectural reforms to ensure effective internal security and stability of Nigeria.
“All of the party’s campaign messages, including its logo and slogan, will be translated into local languages and dialects for wider grassroots political education because politics is local.
“The party will cascade and replicate its withdrawal as leader in the 36 states and the FCT, as well as in Nigeria’s 774 Local Government Areas.
“This is in an effort to foster the required synergy and understanding among the Labor Party leaders and stakeholders, especially at the grassroots in embracing the idiosyncrasy of each constituency in Nigeria.”
He said that by advancing the campaign process ahead of the 2023 elections, the withdrawal formed large national committees.
These are: Committee on Drafting a Policy Paper for the Labor Party’s Campaign and Committee on Presidential Campaign Planning and Strategy. (NAS)