Students Obi-Datti Network (SON) has promised to mobilize at least 10 million votes for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 election.
Newsonline reports that the students’ network, which comprised of students union governments, departments, and faculties students bodies in all universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other higher institutions in the five states of the South East.
SON made the promise while inaugurating the South East Zonal and States executive members in Awka, Anambra State Capital.
The coordinator of SON, Comrade Kenneth Okeke disclosed that the students’ structure comprises current and former executives of students and youth leaderships from the various departments and faculties on campus, Students Union Government (SUG), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), NAPS, NACES and NYP.
He added that student and youth leadership from religious organizations like CYON, Anglican Youth Fellowship, Scripture Unions, Pentecostal Students Fellowship, Muslim Students Fellowship and Student leadership of Club and Volunteers Organisations -Kegite, Rotracts, Environmental Union- are members of SON.
The inauguration attracted students from the universities, polytechnics, Colleges of Education and other higher institution of learning across the five states of the zone; Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi.
Okeke said ‘Obidient students are 100 percent prepared to mobilize 10 million votes from the SON structure across geopolitical zones, states, local government areas, wards and at the polling unit level.
“We are poised in deepening the conversation of domesticating the deployment and penetration of SON, in the tertiary institutions through voters’ education, booth-to-booth mobilization; awareness and sensitization campaign in all the polling units within and around campuses across the nation.
“Our resolve to support the Obi-Datti agenda is born out of the consistency between his words and his antecedence while holding sway as governor of Anambra State and his intellectual disposition towards the challenges facing Nigeria.”
SON coordinator further disclosed that the purpose of setting up SON in all the states of the federation and school campuses is to have foot soldiers who would be spreading the message of hope and redemption which Peter Obi and Datti-Ahmed represent.