Contrary to speculations that the Labour Party has no structures in the core North ahead of the 2023 general elections, the party says it is ‘solid’ in all parts of the North.
Dr Yunusa Tanko, chief spokesperson, LP’s presidential campaign council, clarified this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday.
He said, “Nigerians should snub opposition’s orchestrated propaganda that the Labour Party does not have polling agents in core northern states as we are solidly on ground championing the ways to change the narrative this year.
Dr Tanko said those behind such reports were the opposition trying to pass wrong information to the electorate.
According to the statement, “It is the opposition’s gimmicks to weaken the resolved minds of Nigerians to vote Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed into power this year will not fly
“The attention of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (LPPCC) has been drawn to yet deceitful information circulating in the social media to the effect that our party has not submitted agents for 90,000 polling units in North Central, Northeast and Northwest.
“We see this as yet another propaganda from the opposition to bring our rising influence down and deceive the electorate in an election year.
“We have volunteers all over the country that surpass even the number of agents required for each polling booth, so the issue of not being able to supply agents for 90,000 units is a complete fallacy designed by the enemies of progress in Nigeria.
“INEC gave a window up to January 20th for political parties to submit their list of agents for the elections and as such cannot at this time raise concerns about any political party not being able to submit enough agents.
“The Labour Party has a task force on the recruitment and selection of agents headed by our presidential candidate, H.E. Peter Obi himself, and his vice, Datti; the national chairman and the national secretary of the party are all members of that committee.
“LPPCC is investigating the source of this propaganda because we know it is not definitely from the INEC.
“We appeal to the Obidient family and the teeming supporters of our party to disregard the deceitful information and focus on the collection of their PVCs which are our collective weapons to dislodge the enemies of our dear country.”