2023 polls: LP recognises, rewards 150 individuals, support groups

The Labour Party (LP), has recognised and rewarded 150 individuals and support groups in FCT who contributed to its success in the 2023 general elections.

Mrs Joy Ohiomero, a leader of the party in Abuja-South, said at the Luncheon/Award ceremony on Saturday in Abuja, that the awards were to recognise the trust, loyalty, support and contributions of the supporters.

Ohiomero had sought for the party’s ticket to contest the House of Representatives seat, but failed in that bid.

‘This award is to recognise the contributions of both individuals and groups who supported me during my campaign and other activities at the 2023 elections.

‘I understand that gratitude unlocks the doors for more support and that is why I have decided to recognise and appreciate those who ran the race with me on the platform of the LP.

‘From the local government agents, to the volunteers, the support groups, foot soldiers, women leaders, youth groups, elders and advisers of the party, I am grateful.

‘I am grateful and LP is gratefu
l for the support,’ she said.

She also appreciated those who were not selected or nominated for the award, adding that their support was also recognised by the party but due to limited funds, the awardees had to be few.

She urged the award recipients not to relent in their support for candidates of the party, especially as the local government election was fast approaching.

Mr Peter Diugwu, LP Chairman in FCT, commended the former candidate for the initiative to recognise and reward individuals and groups who supported her political aspiration in the last election.

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He urged the award recipients to see the recognition as an impetus to garner more followers and supporters for the party ahead of future elections.

Mr Joshua Obika, who represents AMAC in the House of Representatives, lauded the efforts of the former candidate in attempting and contesting in the 2023 election, and urged her to remain focused in her political aspiratio

‘Madam Joy ran the election without any prior experience or fear and we can say she did well and the experience of 2023 is only a stepping stone towards greater achievement,’ he said.

He urged the youths to emulate her by joining a political party and pursuing their political ambition without fear of being intimidated because of inexperience.

Mr Chibike Moses, LP Chairman in Gwagwalada, commended the party and the former candidate for recognising the contributions of supporters, and urged the party to remain focused on its vision and mission for Nigeria.

Recipients of the awards thanked the former candidate and the party for the recognition.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria