Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP) has inaugurated an 11-man committee to drive the party’s diaspora movement.
Mr Abure, while inaugurating the committee in Abuja on Thursday, said that the move was to strengthen collaboration among people and galvanise support for the party ahead of 2023 general elections.
He added that the committee would also recommend to the national chairman the creation of diaspora chapters and monitor their activities.
The chairman said the committee would organise fund-raising activities among others.
He said, “I have the honour to inaugurate the committee we have put in place on diaspora.
“The party has enjoyed overwhelming support from Nigerians across the world and even non Nigerians alike.
“This has resulted in a situation where there is clamour for the party to establish chapters across the world.
“There has also been the clamour of people who want to contribute to the growth and development of the party, arising from this course, are the necessity to have these activities coordinated.”
Mr Abure said that the party therefore, decided to put up the committee made of 11 distinguished Nigerians to drive the process.
He urged the committee to carry out their duties in good faith without fear or favour, be transparent and accountable.
Chibuike Amadichi, chairman of the diaspora committee, thanked the party for the privilege to lead the committee.
Mr Amadichi said that 2023 is a special election year because it is an election that all Nigerians both home and in diaspora are fully involved in to see the birth of a new nation.
“Few months ago, they said Labour Party had no structures, but today, Labour Party is not only building structures nationwide in Nigeria, but also advancing its frontiers beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“This diaspora committee will work tirelessly to reposition our great party and build a new partnership with our people in diaspora especially in the major countries of the world like USA, UK, Canada, Germany, South Africa just to mention but a few
“I can say without mincing words that our people in diaspora are willing to identify with Labour Party and also ready to support the party and its presidential candidates
“I want to assure our Nigerians in diaspora that come next year 2023, Labour Party will form a new government that will midwife a new Nigeria with a man of proven integrity and competent as the president,” he said