A group, Coalition for good Governance (CGG) made up of the National Party Chairmen and former Presidential candidates of 15 Deregistered political parties have thrown their weight behind the Labour Party candidate Peter Obi/Ahmed Datti
A statement signed by the national chairman of the group Engr. Okey Chikwendu (Sir) and its publicity secretary Don Anthony Harmattan indicated that their choice was based on the ticket with the most credible candidates who are tested and trusted.
It indicated that the duo of Peter Obi and his running mate Ahmad Dhatti of the labour party have exhibited sufficient intellectual capacity to salvage our nation from the wreck and meet the yearnings of the Nigerian people which is equitable, fair and just distribution of resources irrespective of tribe or ethnicity.
The statement made reference to their maiden press conference held on the 23rd of May 2022 where they indicated that their support for any party would be based on the outcome of the Political Parties Primaries for the Presidential ticket and selection of their running mates
“In furtherance to the above, the CGG on the 28th of July held a meeting in Abuja well attended by the National Party Chairmen and former Presidential candidates of Deregistered political parties where they took a very critical appraisals of all the current presidential contenders for the 2023 presidential elections and their running mates.
“The house unanimously voted Mr Peter Obi/ Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as the most credible among the candidates and as such resolved to support and work with them and their campaign group on the platform of Labour party.”
“We have therefore agreed to rebrand our offices nationwide as Campaign support offices for the project.
“Our structures all over the 36 States and 774 local government areas are henceforth required to support the Peter Obi/ Datti Baba-Ahmed ticket under Labour Party.”
The statement explained that Nigerians have had enough of the disunity, imminent disintegration, lingering ASUU strike, terrorist threats, killings, kidnappings, hunger, unemployment, unbearable petrol cost and scarcity, high electricity tarrif, its epileptic situation, rising food cost etc and the continued lack of resolve by the establishment to put an end to these crises.
“We as leaders in mainstream politics in Nigeria wish to make clear that only credible candidate of renowned character can resolve most of Nigeria’s lingering problems and we therefore urge Nigerians to follow our example and support our goals of returning Nigeria as the true giant of Africa and the production hub of West Africa.