Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP) has vowed to end Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strikes if elected president in 2023.
Obi who could not travel to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital because of the demonstration by striking students, noted that a change of leadership was needed in Nigeria.
“The Labour Party NWC, state chairmen and senatorial candidates, I apologise for not being with you physically. We had agreed that we needed to hold this strategy session before we commence the electoral campaigns in about a week,” Peter Obi said in a series of tweets.
Adding that, “Due to the sympathy I have for ASUU and the strike that has kept our children out of school for the past seven months, I could not fly to Abuja.
“ASUU strike and the many other problems confronting Nigeria, must compel us to reassert or resolve to ensure that there is a leadership change in Nigeria come 2023. Even though the Labour Party is by far smaller than the other major parties, our party now carry the burden of salvaging Nigeria on her shoulders.
Peter Obi noted that, “My personal commitment to that mission is total. I urge you to do what you can personally and collectively; to make all the necessary sacrifices to ensure that we win the 2023 general elections.
“We in LP are one family now; we will remain so during the campaign and after we win the elections. I assure you that no one will be left behind. Thank you all and God bless.”
The @NgLabour NWC, State Chairmen and Senatorial candidates, I apologise for not being with you physically. We had agreed that we needed to hold this strategy session before we commence the electoral campaigns in about a week. pic.twitter.com/hv1SDvfQFe
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) September 21, 2022