The Rivers State Non-Indigenes Women Leader of the Labour Party, Amb. (Mrs) Agustina Ngozi Ekene has stated that her party is set to spring up surprises at the forth-coming general election.
She stated this over the weekend in Port Harcourt at the sidelines of a sensitization programme of the Labour Party.
She said the waves all over the country by the party is an indication that the suffering electorate are determined to take their destiny in their hands and change the situation in the country.
According to the astute politician, “this raw determination to change the negative narratives in the country is the driving force of the obidients/beautify and not monetary inducement”.
With regard to the “Order 21 and 22 of the Rivers State government which prohibits opposition political parties from using government facilities for posters and electioneering campaigns, Amb. (Mrs) Ekene said the law does not really bother her party as they had long embarked on door-to-door campaigns strategy which she noted, appears a better reach out option.
She added that the economic hardship in the country which she noted is a result of the maladministration of the federal government has made their work even easier.
The women leader said of the four presidential hopefuls, for the exalted position including Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party; Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Rabiu Kwakwanso of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Obi has an edge over all of them and is poised to clinch victory at the polls.
Amb. (Mrs) Ekene observed that the cause of the various agitations in different quarters of the country is a result of marginalization, tribalism and nepotism by the authorities which she noted is openly displayed by the current federal government with impunity, adding that once the right thing is done, hostilities, agitations and insecurity will automatically cease in the country. “Once normalcy is restored and our restive unemployed youths are meaningfully engaged, Nigeria will be on the move again. She used the opportunity to urged her members and the LP supporters to go and obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and be ready to vote out the bad governance and vote in all the Labour Party candidates to effect the real change which Nigerians are clamoring for.