Should Peter Obi Dump Labour Party for PDP? APC Chieftain Gives Valid Point

  • The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has been urged to remain with his party rather than join the PDP
  • Obidike Chukwuebuka, a chieftain of the APC, in an exclusive interview with the APC, said the problem in the Labour Party showed that it is now a national party unlike before
  • According to Chukwuebuka, there is no national party without its internal problem, adding that PDP has its internal problem and it will continue to be

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Peter Obi, the former presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has been advised not to leave the party because of the internal crisis rocking the opposition.

Obidike Chukwuebuka, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave advice to the former governor of Anambra state in an interview with TheTalk.NG.

Peter Obi has been told to stay with the Labour Party and build his political career with the opposition rather than joining the PDP or forming an alliance with the former governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-RufaiWhy Peter Obi should stay with the Labour Party explained
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Labour Party is now a national party

Chukwuebuka maintained that the Labour Party crisis indicates that the Labour Party is now a national party, and no national party is without an internal crisis.

According to the APC, the PDP being suggested is not crisis-free, and there would be lots unfolding in the umbrella party before 2027, adding that Obi had become a big figure and it was best for him to remain the Labour Party.

APC chieftain advises Peter Obi

Chukwuebuka said:

“I don’t think it will be right for Obi to return to PDP. There is no big party that is crisis-free. The crisis in LP shows that they are now a national party than when they don’t have any elective personnel.

“The PDP you might be suggesting is not crisis-free, and a lot will still happen in PDP before 2027. Obi is a big figure in LP, so he should remain there for ease of access to the presidential ticket.”

There have been speculations that Peter Obi is planning a merger with the former governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, at the Social Democratic Party (PDP).

Obi’s supporter set to dump Labour Party

TheTalk.NG earlier reported that Peter Obi’s influential supporter, Joseph Onuorah, had announced a plan to join the Labour Party of the APC when next he was in Nigeria.

Onuorah, a Nigerian in the diaspora, said he had had a great ride with the Labour Party during his stay at the opposition party.

The announcement came barely 24 hours after the re-election of Julius Abure as the national chairman of the Labour Party.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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