The Labour Party (LP) has inaugurated its Presidential Campaign Council ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Naija News reports that the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, performed the inauguration at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Friday.
Speaking during the inauguration, Abure said the party’s major challenge is the lack of funds to run campaigns, stating that the 2023 general election is very expensive.
He disclosed that party members would have to support the campaign with funds, stating that the presidential candidate, Peter Obi, cannot fund the campaigns alone.
He said: “The party is competing against parties that have stolen our resources and common patrimony and are ready to deploy it in the election.
“Presidential election is very expensive. It is very costly. Our slogan is that we don’t give ‘shishi’, but this time around, we have to look for money.
“Nigerians have realised they need to take back the country. The massive support and followership enjoyed in recent times show the people are ready and determined to take back their country.
“We need a lot of funding to drive the process. The presidential candidate cannot fund the campaigns alone; he does not have the money. The greatest challenge that we are likely to have in this campaign is funding.
“Our presidential candidate was a governor in Anambra. He is the only governor known not to have embezzled money. He kept N75 billion in the account of Anambra state and he is the only governor not on pension.
“The point I am making is that he cannot fund the presidential campaigns alone. Therefore, all of us in this council have the responsibility to join hands with the party to see how we can raise funds for this campaign.”
Recall that Obi had in October unveiled a website for the donation of funds for the party’s campaign and keep tabs on the party’s activities of the party.