This is interestingly ridiculous For LABOUR PARTY.
Recently, INEC released the final list of candidates for the forth-coming National elections.
The publication is quite revealing.
The publication shows that Labour Party (Peter Obi) has no candidates for the Senate in Borno, Ekiti, Katsina, Kebbi, Lagos (the State with the largest registered voters).
Labour has 1 candidate out of 3 in Bayelsa, Delta, Jigawa, Ondo and Yobe.
The Party has 2 out of 3 in Bauchi, Kogi, Niger and Sokoto States.
Surprisingly, some less noisy parties such as NNPP of Alhaji Kwankwaso have complete candidates for the Senate in all the States.
For the House of Representatives, LP has no single candidate in any of Borno (9 seats), Ekiti(6 seats), Katsina (13 seats), Kebbi (8 seats), Lagos (24 seats) and Ondo (9 seats).
Labour Party has less than 50% representation in Bauchi, Jigawa, Kogi, Niger and Plateau.
Representations for LP in the following 5 states are also incomplete – Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Kano, Sokoto and Zamfara.
The implication of this is that Labour Party is alarmingly deficient in almost 20 of the 36 States, in spite of the noise and street parades.
With the street parade in Lagos and social media razzmatazz, no one would have expected that there would be no single candidate for Labour Party in Lagos.
NNPP has all the 3 senatorial candidates and 22 House of Rep candidates. Noiseless Parties like ADC, NRM, SDP and BP have candidates for all the Senatorial seats in Lagos. All of them together with ADP, YPP, A and ZLP have candidates for many of the House of Rep seats in Lagos.