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2023 Elections: 38,000 Doctors Back Obi’s Presidential Ambition, Promise 25m Votes

38,000 Doctors Back Obi’s Presidential Ambition, Promise 25m Votes

No fewer than 38,000 medical doctors and other health workers have thrown their weight behind the presidential bid of the Labour Party standard bearer, Mr Peter Obi. Speaking during the presentation of working tools by three support groups to the Labour Party’s campaign council at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday, the convener of Docs and Medics for Peter Obi, Dr Uche Uzoukwu, promised to deliver 25 million votes for the former Anambra State governor.

The group promised to mobilise the votes through free nationwide medical outreach programmes at the grassroots level under the aegis of Docs and Medics for Peter Obi.

He stated: “Nurses, doctors and pharmacists are coming together under the name docs and medics for Peter Obi. Politics is a game of numbers and everyone is important. Therefore, 11,000 doctors, 27,000 medics have come together and have formed even state groups.

We are reaching out to the local governments and have moved down to the wards and leaders have been inaugurated. We are moving down to the polling units and have 500,000 to grow and encourage them to get in touch with 50 people as they attend to patients. With this, we can have 25 million votes.

We want to deliver 25 million votes, by giving right to life and to be well, the votes can be gathered. Medical outreaches have been in place and is still being used. Community members at the outreaches are encouraged to vote Peter Obi with a promise that the exercise will continue once Labour Party wins,” he said.

Lamenting the poor state of the nation’s health sector, Uzoukwu said Obi has the capacity to tackle the brain drain; stressing that the doctors and the medics would stay behind after the 2023 elections to develop the sector.

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