The NC Front-3rd Force Movement’s stakeholders and allies denounced the PCC for allowing some opportunists, infiltrators, and political jobbers who will be a significant liability to the campaign.
The release of the Labour Party’s presidential campaign council list has prompted allies to threaten to leave the organization.
The National reported that the list of the Presidential Campaign Council released on Wednesday in Abuja by the Labour Party (LP) and close associates of the presidential candidate Peter Obi was rejected by leaders and allies of the National Consultative Front, NCFront, the umbrella organization of the 3rd Force Movement in Nigeria.
The NCFront-3rd Force Movement’s stakeholders and allies, who chose the Labour Party as their 3rd Force Mega Party with over 20 million members for the 2023 Elections in May of this year, denounced the PCC for allowing some opportunists, infiltrators, and political jobbers who will be a significant liability to the campaign.
They also criticized the list for having incorrect member placements and positioning and for being significantly lopsided due to the lack of proper consultations required for such crucial and delicate exercises.
In a statement jointly signed by Communication Executive of NCFront -3rd Force Mega Coalition of Nigeria, Bilikis Bello, and Comrade Kennedy Iyere, Convener, 40Million Ballots Movement, the group claimed that despite sending a substantial list of leaders, zonal, state coordinators, and key associates of the NCFront to enliven the PCC and make it inclusive and resourceful, the NCFront’s contributions and effort were jettisoned as the final.
“The NCFront leadership, stakeholders, and allies are therefore demanding that the demoralizing and demobilizing PCC list be completely overhauled before next week, as the list occasionally includes the names of opportunistic elements who are accustomed to reaping where they have not sown as well as some known active members of the PDP and APC.
“However, the leadership and stakeholders of the Third Force Movement caution that failure to review and correct the PCC List by this weekend will be followed by a significant leadership and stakeholders meeting of all resentful Allies of the Third Force Movement to review the movement’s continued alliance with the Labour Party, which may lead into new negotiations with like-minded political parties and allies, who will be appreciative and accommodating of its rescue agenda with full support.