- The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi, has gotten a fresh endorsement ahead of the polls
- Obi has been endorsed by the leaders and elders of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, (SMBLF)
- The elders, led by Chief Edwin Clark, made the declaration in a meeting which took place on Wednesday, February 2
Some elder statesmen and prominent leaders from four of the country’s six geopolitical zones have endorsed the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The elders and leaders have also adopted Obi as their candidate in the presidential election scheduled to take place on February 25.
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, (SMBLF) is made up of leaders from the Middle- Belt, Ndi- Igbo (Ohanaeze) Afenifere, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and headed by the Ijaw leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.
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The decision of the leaders was taken at the end of the extraordinary meeting of the forum on Wednesday, February 1, in Abuja.
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The communique seen by calabargistblog.com.ng was read by the immediate past president general of the umbrella body of Ndigbo Worldwide, the Ohanaeze, John Nnia Nwodo.
Recall that Obi had received the endorsement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) and a host of other significant but quiet endorsements.
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Nigerians have been urged to ensure they go and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards ahead of the 2023 elections.
The important piece of advice was handed to Nigerians by some masquerades on Saturday, January 28.
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The masquerades, three of them, were also heard in a video drumming their support for the flagbearer of the Labour Party Peter Obi.
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Peter Obi of the Labour Party called on Nigerians, especially the new voters to go and collect their Permanent Voters’ Card.
The former governor of Anambra state also urged the citizens to ensure the exercise of their civic right by going out en masse to cast their vote.
According to Obi, it is important that all voters stay back after the exercise to protect their votes by ensuring it is counted and duly recorded.
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