The National Conscious Party (NCP) has announced it’s adoption of the labour Party’s presidential flag bearer and ex-governor Peter Obi and his running mate, Senator Datti Baba Ahmad, as its choice for the fourth coming February 25th presidential election.
This is despite the party still facing challenges of deregistration by INEC.
According to the National Chairman, Yuusa Tanko, the NPC will mobilize its members and supporters nationwide to canvass and vote for Obi because “we share their philosophy and manifesto”.
He said, “We have studied both the party’s manifesto and the characters of the ex-governor Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmad carefully and we believe that the labour party’s candidates have what it takes to earn our trust and confidence.
“We have also reviewed deeply the 7 Point Agenda of Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmad
1.Securing and uniting Nigeria
2.Production centered growth for food security and export
3.Effective legal and institutional reforms (rule of law, corruption, and government effectiveness)
4.Leapfrogging Nigeria from oil to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)
5 .Expanding physical infrastructure through market driven reforms (unleashing growth, enabling entrepreneurship an market creating innovations)
6.Human capital development that empowers competitiveness.
7 .Rebus foreign policy that restore Nigerian strategic relevance.
“With particular reference to page 7 as stated below:
“We are coming to run an entrepreneurial state able to double Nigeria’s GDP in a short time and reduce extreme poverty like China that removed 740m from poverty through a policy that emphasized social market economy. Our focus is to ensure that wealth is created through sectors that improve the wellbeing of all Nigerians. Our theory of change is DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP.
“Therefore, we will prioritize economic and social rights under chapter 2 of the constitution and implement these rights through social programs and projects that empower the people and mainstream the poor first in access to critical services. To ensure poverty reduction, based on fast economic growth our governance principles, priority projects and programs that will be anchored on the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)
“As captured in the 72 pages manifesto tagged it is possible our pact with Nigerians. This is in consonant with the slogan of the NCP of abolition of poverty and 10 care programs.
“As empowered by the NEC and NCC of the party this day
22nd January 2023.
We hereby adopt and endorse Peter Obi and Datti-Baba Ahmad Presidential ticket of the Labour Party for 2023 general election.
“This adoption/endorsement has been officially communicated to the party even though we have since be working in collaboration with the Big tent and Obidient movement to drive the project of Obi/Datti campaign. We urge all members and indeed Nigerians to work together with the Labour Party in achieving this monumental
task of rescuing Nigeria, uniting and rebuilding its feature.
“We also thank Chief Edward NKwegu and Chief Nwanbuaze Governoship candidare of Labour party in Ebonyi state for all the support.”