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38,000 doctors back Peter Obi’s presidential bid, promising 25 million votes

38,000 doctors back Obi’s presidential bid, promising 25 million votes.

…APGA national women’s leader decamps to LP, giving reason

No fewer than 38,000 medical doctors and other health workers have backed Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s standard bearer, in his presidential bid.

They also pledged to mobilize 25 million votes for the former Anambra state governor through free nationwide medical outreach programs. This campaign will be at the grassroots level under the banner of Docs and Medics for Peter Obi.

This is despite the fact that the All Progressives Grand Alliance’s National Woman Leader, Ada Orji Nwanyanwu, abandoned the party. While leaving the Party, Ada Orji led other female politicians across the country to the Labour Party.

Why the Doctors Want Peter Obi

The convener of Docs and Medics for Peter Obi, Dr Uche Uzoukwu, explained how the group plans to deliver the 25 million votes in 2023. This was during the presentation of working tools by three support groups to the Labour Party’s campaign council on Monday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

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“Nurses, doctors, and pharmacists are banding together under the name docs and medics for Peter Obi,” he said. Politics is a numbers game, and everyone counts. As a result, 11,000 doctors and 27,000 medics have banded together to form state groups.

“We’ve reached out to local governments and have moved down to the wards, where leaders have been installed.” We are reducing to polling units and have 500,000 more to grow. Also, we are moving down to the polling units, where we have 500,000 people to encourage them to contact 50 people as they attend to patients. We can get 25 million votes with this.

“We want to deliver 25 million votes by granting the right to life and the right to be well.” Medical outreach has been implemented and is still in use. “Community members are encouraged to vote Peter Obi at the outreaches with the promise that the exercise will continue once the Labour Party wins,” he said.

What The Doctors Want/Expect From Peter Obi

Lamenting the state of the nation’s health sector, Uzoukwu stated that Obi has the ability to combat brain drain. He emphasized that doctors and medics will remain in the country after 2023.

He recalled that during the PVC registration window, the group paid for logistics for people without voter cards. This was enable them to be registered by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials. He noted that this was done in 26 states and 52 different locations where thousands were registered.

Earlier, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, stated that the country has not experienced democracy since 1999, but that it will begin on that path in 2023 when the former Anambra governor is elected president.

He claimed that the ruling All Peoples Congress and Peoples Democratic Party were never owned by the people, but rather by those who funded them, and that he who blows the piper determines the tune of the music.

Abure also mocked those who claimed the party lacks structure, claiming that such narratives have been buried due to the party’s growing popularity.

The event also coincided with the defection of Ada Orji Nwanyanwu, the National Woman Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, and other female politicians to the LP.

Nwanyanwu stated that she was leaving APGA because “Peter Obi has the answer to Nigeria’s challenges.”

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