Before Peter Obi joined the Labour Party few months to the 2023 general elections, the Labour Party was a relatively smaller party in terms of members representation in the National Assembly, State House of Assemblies as well as governorship positions in the country.
After joining the Labour Party, the former Anambra state governor was able to change the game for the party in the Nigeria political sphere, galvanizing the support of millions of youths especially in the southern part of the country.
Though Peter Obi was adjudged to have lost the presidential election, the 2023 general elections saw the Labour Party produce one governor-elect, eight senator-elects and over 30 house of representatives member-elects.
Compared to its phenomenal strides in the 2023 general elections, the Labour Party failed to get any seat in the National Assembly in the 2019 general elections. But, in less than a year of joining the Labour Party, the party became the third most popular party in the 10th National Assembly.
Before now, the Labour Party is seen as one of the smaller parties in the country but, with what the party has been able to achieve in recent times, it has positioned itself as a major opposition in the country.
If not for what Peter Obi has helped Labour Party achieve in the last few months, the 2023 Imo state governorship election scheduled to hold on November 11, would've been a two-horse race between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party. But, judging by what is happening, the Labour Party is now seen as a major challenger for the governorship seat.
Not many politicians can do what Peter Obi has done with the Labour Party within the space of months. Should the Labour Party build on its giant strides in the next few years, the party may begin to rub shoulders with the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in almost all states across the country.
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