Why Nigerians fund our rallies – LP Chair  




Authorities of the Labour Party (LP), Saturday, stated that its rallies across the country were not funded from the purse of the party but through contributions from the masses who they said were the genuine owners of the party.

The LP leadership also stated that the rallies were not surprising because the party has a people-oriented candidate that would work for the people and effectively serve the interest of the party. 

A statement which the national chairman Julius Abure signed himself, noted that people were contributing the sums N1000, N10,000 and so on to carry out rallies for themselves. 

The Labour Party National chairman who joined the rally in Abuja on Saturday said the people were even donating their buildings adding that the people of Nigeria were gradually owning the Labour Party. 

The statement read, “The rallies are not surprising, it is because the Labour Party has a people oriented candidate that will work for the people and that will effectively serve the interest of the party. 

“Of course, the people must own the process, the people will fund the process because they say he who plays the pipe dictates the tune. And therefore the people are the owners of the party and that is why they are funding these activities. 

“People are contributing money, N1000, N10,000 and so on to carry out rallies for themselves. People are donating their buildings and the people of Nigeria are gradually owning the Labour Party. 

“And of course, you know that the Labour Party is a party for the poor, the artisans, students, market women, the down trodden, civil servants, hewers of wood and fetches of water and the ordinary man in the street. They own the party and they form more that 90 percent of Nigerians. 

“By the time campaigns starts, you will see people campaigning for the party. All these movements and activities you are seeing all over, Labour Party has no contribution to it. 

“The people are mobilising themselves, they print the logo of the party themselves, they print campaign materials from their pockets and they are driving the process of the campaign by themselves and that is what we are seeing. 

“The people are now asking questions about how they are being ruled, they want to sack the looters, they want to change the status quo.

“They want to put an end to activities of some people who have stolen from the common purse. The people have always been at the receiving end, but all those scenario are about to change. The party is the voice of the voiceless, and that is what you see in those rallies, that is what is replicated all over the nation. 

“So Labour Party is changing the political narratives in Nigeria. This is the first time it is happening. God on our side, knowing that the voice of the people is the voice of God, the destiny of the people is now in their hands.” 

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