The Labour Party abd its presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Mr. Peter Obi seem to be facing serious challenges in Kano and else where as the party bills its presidential rally at Sabongari stadium, Sunday
,There are reports that the chairman of the Kano State Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Mohammed Zarewa; the Kano governorship candidate of the party, Bashir Bashir; the state coordinator of Peter Obi’s campaign, Balarabe Wakili; and a member of the presidential campaign council, Idris Dambazau, will boycott the event.
The Labour Party critical stakeholders in the state said they have not been carried along in the campaign by the national leadership of the party.
Part of their grouse with party is the appointment of Anthony Okafor as the mobilizer for Kano State arguing that a Hausa man should be the mobilizer for Kano State and not a non-indigene.
They also accused the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, of turning the campaign into family affairs. According to them, loyalists and family members of the vice presidential candidate were appointed to key positions in the campaign council.
The state chairman of the party, Mohammed Raji, also supported the party leaders’ decision to shun the rally, saying they made the decision in order to protect their dignity and image.
Recall that the Labour Party lost its strength in Jigawa Saturday when it collapsed its structure in the All Progressives Congress, APC with all its candidates decamping to the APC.