By Jimmy Jackson
Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, the Labour Party Cross River State held its first town hall meeting to sensitize party faithfuls and the general public on the need to get involve in the electioneering processes for the betterment of Nigeria.
National Vice Chairman, South South of the Party, Prince Favour Reuben while speaking with Journalists encouraged party faithfuls to keep faith with the party, as they are determined to take over Nigeria and the State.
“The Party is doing town hall meetings across Nigeria to sensitize party faithfuls and Nigerians, and as soon as the campaign start, it will be campaign not town hall meetings again” he said.
Also speaking, the Party's Southern Senatorial candidate for the 2023 election and member representing Akamkpa/Biase federal constituency, Rt. Hon. Daniel Asuquo, expressed optimism of his chances in the upcoming elections with the people through Labour Party which he said is family based.
“The umbrella after two seasons get torn, the broom, after 6 months is not useful but when its papa, mama and pikin, it is family and always in the heart”
“We believe that in the South, we must have a new narrative, there must be a change and that change must be visible. Not just change to deceive people to get their vote and the country is upside down. We are wining the senatorial district, the state and Peter Obi as the President”
Rt. Hon. Asuquo while reacting to questions about his defection to Labour Party from the PDP, insisted that the PDP’s failure to ensure that power return to the south led to his actions.
“Clearly, we have said from day one that power must come to the south, having stayed for 16 years in PDP but what happened was not the wish of the people”
“Labour Party is the new dynamics that is coming to Nigeria and Cross River which goes in-line with my principles: fairness, justice and equity”.
The events also witnessed presentation of certificates of return issued by INEC to Labour Party Candidates in the State for the 2023 elections.
Present at the event were Peter Obi Support Groups, Labour Leaders from the state led by Ogar Osim amongst others.