LP Crisis: I Didn’t Promise To Build New Party – Peter Obi On Convention

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The 2023 Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has said he promised to rebuild Nigeria and not to build a new party.

Obi made the remark while disclosing why he ignored the LP’s National convention in Anambra State.

Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi said he ignored the convention because the party leadership under Julius Abure failed to conduct wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

He 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,” Obi said.

He also threw his weight behind the call for a structure for the ‘Obidient’ movement.

"It is the standard practice around the world where movements form themselves into blocs and are part of the political process,” he added.

Two factional groups respectively led by Julius Abure and Apapa Lamidi have been claiming supremacy.

Also, the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, is against Abure’s leadership of the party.

However, Abure was reelected during the controversial national convention organized in Anambra State.


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Hope his commitment to clarity and constructive dialogue contribute to resolving the crisis and strengthening the party's unity moving forward.

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