The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has expressed hope that the Nigerian electorate will key into rescuing Nigeria from its present decline and shift it from consumption to production.
He stated this on Monday in a congratulatory message to the governor elect of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke ans also the candidate of the Labour Party, Rt. Hon. Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Adekunle Atanda for a hard fight.
Citing the result of the party, Mr Obi made it clear to the Obidient family and supporters that it is not a ‘verdict on the exponentially growing strength nationwide of the party, especially when viewed against the fact that we are barely one month old in the party.’
The full statement reads, ‘I extend my warmest personal congratulations to Sen. Ademola Adeleke on winning the Osun State Gubernatorial elections.
I also congratulate the candidate of our Labour Party, Rt. Hon. Lasun Sulaimon Yusuff and his running mate, Adeola Adekunle Atanda, for a hard fought battle and their spirit of reslove and sportsmanship, despite the outcome.
To the Obidient Movement Family and our supporters nationwide, the outcome of this particular election is not a verdict on our exponentially growing strength, especially when viewed against the fact that we are barely one month old in the party and we had to contend with forces that have been entrenched in the state for the last two decades. However, within this very short period of only a few weeks, the Labour Party has made its presence and political impact felt national.
We must strengthen our collective resolve not to relent in our noble march to take back our country.
Much work remains to be done, hence we must focus the totality of our efforts now on the forthcoming 2023 General elections.
In the fullness of time, our message of rescue and recovery will resonate throughout the length and breadth of the Nation and most Nigerian electorate will buy into our mission to take back Nigeria, rescue it from continued decline, shift the National psyche from consumption to production and from sharing dwindling resources to creating wealth and frontally combating poverty.’