2027: NLC Speaks on Peter Obi’s Exit From Labour Party, “The Right of Choice Is Available”

  • The outcome of the Labour Party convention held in Anambra state has continued to fuel tension between LP and the leadership of the NLC
  • Peter Obi’s absence from the event that led to the re-election of Julius Abure as the national chairman of the party led to claims of him dumping LP ahead of the 2027 election
  • However, The NLC spokesperson, Benson Upah, maintained that Peter Obi has the right to remain in the Labour Party or decamp to another party of his choice

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) that he is free to leave the NLC.

Peter Obi told to either stay or dump Labour PartyNLC tells Peter Obi to either stay in the Labour Party or dump the opposition party ahead of the 2027 election.
Photo credit: Mr. Peter ObiSource: Facebook

The spokesman of NLC, Benson Upah, disclosed this in an interview with Punch on Sunday, April 7.

Recall that Peter Obi has been at loggerheads with the leadership of the LP over the manner it conducted the convention in Nnewi, Anambra state, despite his plea for wider consultation.

Obi, in a recent X Space, said he didn’t attend the national convention that got Julius Abure re-elected as the party’s national chairman because the party’s leadership failed to heed his appeal for wider consultation with relevant stakeholders before the exercise.

Reacting to Obi’s comment, Upah said the issue of whether Obi should stay or leave the party should not be debated.

He noted that the former governor was free to determine his destiny, Vanguard reported.

“The right of choice is available to Mr Obi. If he chooses to leave the party, that is his preference. We can’t sit in judgment over him on that. But if he chooses to remain, of course, Peter Obi is an asset any day. I rest my case on that,” he said.

Peter Obi speaks on dumping Labour Party

TheTalk.NG earlier reported that Peter Obi reacted to reports that he plans to dump the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) ahead of the 2027 general election.

Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, March 29, Obi said he was still a member of the Labour Party and would never be involved in anti-party activities.

“I am still a member of the Labour Party, and I don’t and will never do anti-party.”

Source: TheTalk.NG

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