Obi To Unveil Manifesto Before Campaigns - Utomi

Chieftain of the Labour Party (LP), Prof. Pat Utomi has revealed that manifesto of party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi will be released before the campaigns start next week.

Utomi disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview with Vanguard.

“There is a manifesto ready and it will be released before the campaign starts.  We have it but we decided to keep it secret until campaigns start,” Utomi said.

Utomi also dismissed the claims by opposition parties that Labour Party does not have strong structure.

He said the LP is building a “superstructure” with the NLC that is far bigger than that of the APC and the PDP put together.

“Those who understand what structure means know that LP has better structure than PDP and APC in Nigerian terminology.  NLC has 10m registered members, we are going to energise all of them into a structure so that it becomes a  superstructure,” he said.

‘‘We have a big tent which constitutes several social movements, several political parties with labour party as part of it. Several of these political movements like the Congress of Professionals, which is a great Nigerian project consists of 6 million members in every part of Nigeria.

‘’From these groups, we have about seven super structures far bigger than ether APC and PDP. We also have faith-based structures, and religious movements, we have structures everywhere. With the political party and several political movements, we have a  structure.

‘’We have a secretariat directorate reaching out to all support groups, there are special apps and portals from which specific assignments go out, their performance measured, get feedback. It is designed to harmonise  them into productive.’’