Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for president, has criticized both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP), claiming that the only political infrastructure both parties had is “stomach infrastructure.”Speaking on Thursday at the Labour Party Coalition for Peter Obi (CPO) Summit at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, he claimed that stomach infrastructure has made millions of Nigerians’ lives more difficult during the previous 20 years.
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Obi further emphasized that his support system consists of the 100 million underprivileged Nigerians who would turn out in large numbers on election day to cast ballots that will determine their future.
He said; “The current structures of both the PDP and the APC are the stomach infrastructure that has brought us nothing but misery.
“Their understanding of structure is sharing of Nigeria’s patrimony to vested interests and influence peddlers. That is against what Peter Obi represents; that is against what Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed represents; and it is indeed, against the vision of the Labour Party.”
“It is the 33% unemployed Nigerians who already know who kept them unemployed; our structure is indeed the parents of 18.5m out-of-school-children in Nigeria, who will strive to ensure that such affliction does not visit them a second time.
Our structure is everyone seated in this hall today! Yes, we have Structure. And we are ready to move mountains to save Nigeria.
”Since I entered the presidential race my mantra has been consistent and in tandem with the Labour Party’s vision, which mainly seeks to ensure economic transformation through job-led growth.
“Therefore, my decision to join the Labour Party was not by coincidence or happenstance; it was indeed a thought-through decision given the ideological convergence.
“Great nations are built through political alliances. Our founding fathers understood and forged alliances in the national interest. But things changed. Our leaders became selfish, myopic and corrupt. And our people suffered. That narrative and mindset must change.
“The new alliance we seek is between Nigerian Youths, the Labour Party, which represent Nigerian workers, and Like Minds. Collectively, it is an alliance of the OBIdients!”