The Labour Party is one of the major opposition parties in the country at the moment. The party performed brilliantly in the last general elections. Despite coming third in the presidential election, the Labour Party was able to produce several lawmaker-elects across the country, making it the third most popular party in the 10th National Assembly.Embattled Labour Party national chairman, Julius Abure.
One of the major challenges the Labour Party had in the last election was their inability to make major inroads in some places in the South west, North East and North West where they have little or no major support. If the Labour Party must do well in subsequent presidential elections in the country, they have to make major inroads into such places. The northeast is a very peculiar zone as far as winning presidential elections in the country is concerned. The amount of votes coming from the region cannot be overlooked.Labour party 2023 presidential candidate.
Another zone that is very crucial in winning presidential elections in the country is the northwest. Places like Kano, Kaduna and Katsina are known to be major places where chunk of votes can be gotten from.
For those who followed the 2023 presidential election keenly, it would be noted that Peter Obi also performed woefully in some southwestern states. In places like Osun, Kwara and Ekiti state, the party struggled to get votes.
According to the results announced by INEC, the Labour Party got 11,397 votes in Ekiti state, 31,166 votes in Kwara state and 23,283 votes in Osun state. When it comes to defeating a ruling party in government, you have to be at the top of your game.
The Labour Party's inability to make major inroads in the areas mentioned above contributed greatly to their loss in the election. If the party intends to be a worthy opposition, they have to do their best in the areas mentioned above.
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