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LP hails Obi over political Icon Award


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Mr Peter Obi has, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last election, has bagged The Sun Newspapers Political Icon Award, drawing encomiums from members of his party.

Leader of Labour Party Caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Afam Victor Ogene, hailed Obi as “An authentic game-changer,” as he won the award.

Hon. Ogene, Chairman, House Committee on Renewable Energy, showered his encomiums in his congratulatory message issued in Awka, on Saturday.

It would be recalled that although Obi, former governor of Anambra State and former took the nation by storm, when he joined LP under which he contested for the Presidency.

In a statement entitled, “A Deserved Honour For An Authentic Game Changer”, Ogene wrote, ” I, on behalf of my family, teeming members of our various support groups and the good people of Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra State, who I represent in the House of Representatives, felicitate our dear Leader and mentor, the great Okwute Nigeria, Mr. Peter Obi, National Leader of the Labour Party, for this well-deserved recognition as The Sun Political Icon awardee, today.”

“It is very symbolic as well as historical, that this award is coming on the eve of the anniversary of the February 2023 general elections, where God used you, as an undeniable game-changer to rewrite the narrative in Nigerian politics, and significantly chart the path for a new Nigeria that gives hope and succour to the people.”

While referencing issues in the 2023 campaign season and the current realities in the nation, Hon. Ogene said, “When you advocated an economic policy of prudence, many mocked you as a ‘stingy man’.

“When you preached the gospel of ‘From consumption to production’ as an economic recovery and revitalisation pathway, a cacophony of partisan inanities focused only on the tiny voice of the messenger and ignored the message.

“But today, cruel pangs of hunger on the streets, arising from the alarming economic situation and depressing living conditions of the people – which have, ironically, united the citizenry – are now insistently reinforcing your foresighted economic messages, to the chagrin of naysayers.”


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