Labour Party (LP) says it will stop at nothing to reclaim its mandate at the election petition tribunal.
The National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Julius Abure stated this at a good governance summit for all 2023 Labour Party elected candidates organised by its Diaspora Chapter in Abuja.
Comrade Abure said the party has learnt its lessons from the February 25 presidential election and would not be found lagging in future polls.
He called on the LP governors and legislators-elect to avoid the temptation and lures from the ruling party meant to get them to defect from the party.
He also told the elected members that the expectations from the Nigerian public have changed.
According to Comrade Abure, the LP elected candidates must stand on the side of the people who elected them into the 10th National Assembly.
Addressing the summit virtually, the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi urged the elected lawmakers not to undermine Nigerians by allowing themselves to be carried away by the brand of politics that undermine delivery of truth, justice and fairness to the people.
He also appealed to them to be united as they go about their legislative tasks and represent their various Senatorial and Federal Constituencies in ways that bring about the changes Nigerians desire.
Similarly, Shehu Sani, the Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the Eighth Assembly emphasized that there was no better time for the opposition to be organized to navigate the storms and turbulence and obstacles that lies ahead.
He advised the eight senators and 36 members of the House of Representatives of the Labour Party to ensure that they “meet regularly” with their colleagues to take collective stands.
The Program Director, IRI, Santiago Stocker told participants that “Officials do not run away from the people but engage them in a meaningful way”.
He urged the party leadership to work towards LP having all the characteristics of a new party; a viable third force to elevate the voices of Nigerians.
Reporting By Georgina Humphrey; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu