Labour Party chieftain and human rights activist, Chief Dr Patrick Osagie Eholor has advised Labour Party leadership to translate the party’s popularity into victory by organising Nigerians.
Eholor, while speaking to journalists, at the weekend, argued that the party leadership should not take Mr Peter Obi’s popularity for granted, thereby, but organise the people who were in the numerous successful rallies across the country.
He said the popularity of Obi is not enough to win the 2023 presidential election, and expressed fear that the party may be defeated if they don’t organise the party.
His words *Are you going to vote for the APC to continue exploiting your children and leaving them eight months at home without school? Are you going to vote for the continuation of Buhari? Certainly not.
Are you going to vote for the PDP that started in 1999 and transfered their bad behaviour to APC, their twin brothers? They are birds of the same feather and Nigerians are saying they are tired of them, but we cannot win the elections without PVC. That’s why they keep saying we don’t have stricture.
We need to transform the rally, the noise, the drums into votes. How do you do that?
It’s coming out, synergising together. We held a march of two million people, but over five million people were at the march. Do you know that every leader that control their area were united for a common purpose, but after that rally, there was no interview, there were no meetings, there were no coming back together again, there was no connecting, to look at what we started, to appease it and see whether we failed or whether we did well.
So how do you win, if you cannot appraise your past and see if you did well or not? If you cannot appraise your past, present or future, you cannot win elections.
The issue of structure in Labour Party is a pertinent one, but we say, the human beings are the structure. But these humans have to translate to votes by being very organised.
If we are more organised, nothing is impossible. Labour Party can win the 2023 presidential election, it can also win the 2024 governorship elections in Edo State. But the question is, are we organised to win or we just want to bear the title?