"I promised To Build A New Nigeria; Not A New LP

"I promised To Build A New Nigeria; Not A New LP


The Presidential candidate of Labour Party in last general election and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has revealed that he promised has adduced reasons behind his failure to attend the recent national convention of the Labour Party (LP).

The LP recently held its national convention in Anambra State which caused division in the opposition party.

Many LP leaders said they were not properly informed about the national convention, while some party members called for a proper restructuring of the party ahead of 2027.

However, Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, said he ignored the convention because the LP leadership under National Chairman Julius Abure failed to do wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the convention.

The former two-term governor of Anambra State said this while addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Obi further stressed the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

“We promised to build Nigeria, we did not promise to build a New Labour Party,” he said.

Obi also threw his weight behind the call for a structure for the ‘OBIdient’ movement, saying: “It is the standard practice around the world where movements form themselves into blocs and are part of the political process.”

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