The National Conscience Party (NCP) announced on Monday, January 23, that it has chosen Peter Obi of the Labour Party as its presidential candidate in 2023.
In a statement obtained by Legit.ng, the NCP’s national chairman, Yunusa Tanko, who also serves as the spokesperson for the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council, stated that members of the NCP would be mobilized to vote for Obi across the country.
Tanko defended his party’s decision by claiming that the Labour Party’s manifesto and Peter Obi’s character are consistent with the NCP’s philosophy and ideologies.
“The NCP, one of the foremost political parties in Nigeria is pleased to announce its adoption of the Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer, ex-governor Peter Obi and his vice, Senator Datti Baba Ahmed as its choice for the fourth coming February 25th Presidential election,” the statement reads.
“We have studied both the party’s manifesto and the characters of the ex-governor Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed carefully and we believe that the labour party’s candidates have what it takes to earn our trust and confidence.”
In addition to the announcement, Tanko said that the NCP is still facing challenges of deregistration of the party with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He also said that the NCP adoption and endorsement have been officially communicated to Labour Party.
“We will mobilize our members and supporters nationwide to canvass and vote for the labour party candidature because we share their philosophy and manifesto.”