FastNews reports that the Labour Party has claimed that more than five governors and other influential figures are backing its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 elections.
At a weekend sensitization program for LP members in Ado Ekiti, the party’s deputy national chairman, Bashiru Apapa, announced this.
Apapa, who said Obi’s presidential bid was daily receiving overt and covert support across the nation, said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are afraid of Obi’s recent popularity.
Apapa, however, said the party will not mention the names of the governors for now.
He said, “There are some people who you may not believe are coming up to support Obi; some leaders up to heads of state are in support of Obi.
“Many governors, more than five of them, are supporting the party underneath. We don’t want to mention their names for now.
”It is because of the popularity of the LP now that everybody is embracing the party; definitely, the APC and PDP are afraid.”