I did not promised to build new Labour Party – Peter Obi on internal crisis

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By Olutayo segun 2 Min Read

The 2023 Presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi, has said he promised to rebuild Nigeria and not to build the party.

Obi made the remark on Friday night, March 29 while having a chat with supporters via Twitter Spaces, where he explained why he ignored the LP’s National convention in Anambra State.

He spoke amid the festering crisis within the Labour Party that some stakeholders believe may tear the party apart before the 2027 general elections.

The former governor of Anambra state said he chose not to attend the convention because the party leadership under the chairmanship of Julius Abure failed to conduct wide consultation with key stakeholders.

The LP flagbearer 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.

Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission Spokesperson, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, announced that INEC disowned the convention.

“We promised to build Nigeria, we did not promise to build a New Labour Party,” Obi said on the Twitter Space while throwing his weight behind the call for a structure for the ‘Obidient’ movement.

He added; “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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