Nigerians have urged Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist and the publisher of Sahara Reporters, to join the Labour Party and team up with Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the party, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Sowore had, again, secured the presidential ticket of the African Action Congress (AAC), a party he founded, at its national convention on Thursday in Abuja.
In his declaration speech, the publisher, who stepped down as the party’s chairman before his emergence as the flag bearer of the party, described the presidential candidates of other parties, apparently referring to Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu of the Labour Party (LP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively as “thieves”, and himself as the “police”.
“We’re on the match again and the Nigerian people are waiting for their real president. The other parties have elected their thieves and we have decided that if the other parties elect thieves, we will elect our own police,” he said.
Announcing the victory, Sowore shared photos from the national convention on his Facebook page with the caption:
“Today, the @aacparty elected me as the presidential candidate and flag bearer of the revolutionary party! With this deed, another revolutionary chapter has been opened that will bring about total liberation for the people of Nigeria and Africa.”
Many Nigerians took to the comment section to congratulate him, but some urged him to forget his presidential ambition and rather join forces with Peter Obi of Labour Party.
Read some of the comments below:
“No cooperative society meeting can fight the Principalities of our time. Join the allied forces, Peter Obi is leading that now.”
“Join Peter Obi if you mean well for Nigeria.”
“Don’t waste your time, join forces with #Peter #Obi let’s form a formidable force to take power from APC.”
“I think at this point if you really want the best for Nigeria join forces with Peter Obi, cos obviously in as much as we want you to succeed I think it’s better if you join forces with Peter Obi.”
“Join Peter Obi and give him your 33,000 votes. And the good Nigeria you clamour for will be a reality. You know you can’t win this fight alone. It doesn’t mater who is the president all we want is a good, safe and working country. I come in peace sir!!”
“Sir…. a leader always recognize other leaders. Ur fans and followers will multiply by 10 should U align with Peter Obi. Should I add that U will see the changes U desire.”
“Dear @YeleSowore, I acknowledge your doggedness from the #EndSARS struggle up until this moment where you have ever fought to make Nigeria work again..But, can you please queue up with @PeterObi to put up a good fight and save Nigeria from sinking. Thanks you.”
“It would be marvelous for you to join forces with Obi’s Camp so Nigeria will wrestle power from these thieves. I have supported you all along. But this time the game is too big for single players.”
“Your Love for the Nigeria is Undiluted, however I would see it as a Great Service to the Nation Nigeria if you throw your weight behind @PeterObi to help Rescue Nigeria from the Hands of those who seek to devour her.”
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