Report Of Obi Not Having Polling Agents Is A Lie, Says Labour Party
‘We Have More Than Enough Volunteers To Man All Polling Booths In Nigeria’
The Labour Party has debunked report claiming that it’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, has no agents in some polling booths.
The party described the report as a fresh propaganda to undermine the party and called on Nigerians to disregard the claim.
Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (LP-PCO), in a statement, said the party has more than enough agents to man all the polling units across the country.
Some reports had said LP failed to submit names of agents for 90,000 polling units in the northern part of Nigeria.
Responding, Tanko said: “Opposition gimmicks to weaken the resolved minds of Nigerians to vote Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed into power this year will not fly.”
“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 of up to January 20 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.”