Isaac .G. Kuni
The Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State on Thursday received Mr Ebaye John Ntan, a 2019 Presidential aspirant of the National Conscience Party (NCP), into its fold.
The State Chairman of the party, Prof. Prince Ifagbemi Awamaridi, who received Ntan with his followers in Lagos, said it is only the LP that would rescue the country and the state from the present challenges.
Awamaridi, who noted that the LP would be among the few political parties on the ballot sheet in 2023 General Elections, said that the party would conduct valid primaries to select its flag-bearers.
Addressing Journalists at the event the Ex-presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), in 2019, Comrade Ebaye John Ntan, said, he is coming into the party with the spirit of working together with the masses to put an end to the problems faced by Nigerians.
“He is now coming with all his people to join Labour Party. He is joining Labour Party officially at Eti-Osa Local Government Area. We congratulate you and welcome you into Labour Party,” Awamaridi said.
The party chairman While congratulating him and his followers
said, that the LP had a lot of programmes for the state which would be unveiled when the campaigns start.
He said: “We have 10 cardinal programmes. We are signing an agreement with the masses.
“This is our logo and frontline charge. People can hold us onto this frontline charge. Labour party is the party of the masses.
“We must change Nigeria. We have come with the message of redemption and renewal. We want to redeem this state and nation from those who are oppressing the masses.
“We want to buy back the souls of Lagos residents. We need to wake up the souls of Lagos residents. We are going to change the whole thing when we come onboard.”
Prince Awamaridi highlighted some of the party’s cardinal programmes to include commitment to restructuring, free compulsory education up to the tertiary level, health services, internet connection, potable water, electricity and employment.
According to him, the programmes also include affordable and comfortable transport and distribution of wealth from super rich to the vulnerable poor in our society.
Answering questions from journalists, Ntan said he was glad to join the Labour Party.
According to him, his mission is to change the condition of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“We are interested in changing the course of things in the society on issues that concern Nigerians and its citizens,” he said.
According to him, Nigeria needs to shift from her current condition and the Labour Party is going to shift the narratives toward the better country Nigerians want for their children.
While calling on Nigerians to support the Labour Party to deal with all issues.