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  The National Conscience Party (NCP) has endorsed Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.
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This comes on the heels of endorsements of Obi by other political figures, including former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The NCP made their support for Obi known through a statement issued on Monday by the National Chairman, Dr Tanko Yinusa, who promised, on behalf of the party, to canvass support for the Labour Party’s candidate. “We will mobilize our members and supporters nationwide to canvass and vote for the Labour Party candidature because we share their philosophy and manifesto. “We have studied both the party’s manifesto and the characters of the ex-governor Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed carefully,” he said, adding that the former Anambra governor has all it takes to earn the trust and confidence of our party. Yinusa revealed that the NCP adopted Obi as its 2023 presidential candidate after deeply reviewing the 7-Point Agenda of Obi and his running mate Datti Baba Ahmad.   See the full statement below: Press Statement On Adoption And Endorsement Of Peter Obi And Datti-Baba Ahmed By NCP The National Conscience Party (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. Though we are still facing challenges of deregistration by INEC. We will mobilize our members and supporters nationwide to canvass and vote for the labour party candidature because we share their philosophy and manifesto. 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. We have also reviewed deeply the 7 Point Agenda of Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmad
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  1. Securing and uniting Nigeria
  2. Production-centred 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 and market-creating innovations)
  6. Human capital development that empowers competitiveness.
  7. Rebus foreign policy that restores 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 which removed 740m from poverty through a policy that emphasized a social market economy. Our focus is to ensure that wealth is created through sectors that improve the well-being 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 the abolition of poverty and 10 care programs. As empowered by the NEC and NCC of the party on this day 22nd January 2023, we hereby adopt and endorse Peter Obi and Datti-Baba Ahmed’s Presidential ticket of the Labour Party for the 2023 general election.
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This adoption/endorsement has been officially communicated to the party even though we have since been working in collaboration with the big tent and Obidient movement to drive the project of the 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 Nwabueze Governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Ebonyi state for all the support. Dr Yinusa Tanko National Chairman   VC Odemejemba National Secretary Featured Image Source: The Lagos Today
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This article was first published on 24th January 2023

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Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.


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