Peter Obi breaks silence on ‘errors, omissions’ in LP presidential campaign council list


Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says an updated presidential campaign council list will be released in “due course”.

The party came under fire following the release of its 1,234-member campaign council list on Wednesday.

There was uproar over the alleged inclusion of John Eneche, a retired army general and defence spokesman, who while in service had said pictures from the #EndSARS protests were “photoshopped”.

Renowned and most prominent #LekkiMassacre denier, Gen. John Eneche, on the LP Presidential Campaign Organisation is a blatant disregard for lives lost during #EndSARS.

The tone-deaf composition is at variance with the energy displayed on twitter.

— ‘Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) October 13, 2022

The names of the presidents of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) were also included.

In a tweet on Friday, Obi pleaded for patience over the reactions that trailed the list, admitting that there were some erroneous entries.

“I’ve received several calls of concern following the release of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council list,” the former governor of Anambra tweeted.

“Admittedly, there were some omissions and erroneous entries in the list, hence the concerns expressed.

“In response, the Labour Party Chairman in the presence of members of the NWC addressed the issues during a press conference.

“In keeping with our commitment to accountability, responsiveness and transparency, an updated list will be issued in due course. I plead for patience. -PO.”

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