Leader of Orlu Elders Forum and a former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Imo State Prof. Francis Dike has formally joined Labour Party (LP) to mark his return to politics.
Dike, who is a member of Imo Elders Council, said his decision was hinged on his support for LP presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, and described the former Anambra State governor as the best candidate in the country at the moment.
Addressing the national vice chairman of LP (South East), Agumba Innocent Okeke and other chieftains in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the cerebral lawyer said he was happy to join the party which has evolved into a movement, adding that the supporters were growing on daily basis.
According to him, Peter Obi’s approach to issues were nationalistic and humane, saying it was a personal pride the presidential candidate is a Nigerian and of Igbo extraction…CONTINUE READING
He said, “If you watch, you will understand that God is positioning him for something great, and the people supporting him cut across the country. It is more like a movement and I’m happy to be part of it”, Dike said.
He expressed the hope to witness a debate between Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu, saying it will give Nigerians an opportunity to assess the candidates on their programmes for the country to enable electorate vote wisely in the coming election.
Dike also commended Nigerian youths for identifying with Obi because he was the person sent by God to make them actualise their dreams, saying “As for me, I am concerned about Peter Obi’s movement because that is where the future for my children lies.”
Responding, an elated Okeke commended Dike for identifying with the party. According to him, the party was formed to be victorious and designed for the common man right from the inception till date.
He said with Obi as Nigerian president, issues of insecurity, agitation, bad economy, and others would be addressed and commended Dike on the bold move.
Okeke said Obi was not just a social media movement, adding that “Labour Party has put everything in place to ensure that Peter Obi wins convincingly. If they say that Obi is only on social media, they are saying it at their own peril.”