I am more passionate about building a new Nigerian: Peter Obi

The Labour Party (LP), presidential candidate for 2023, 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, 29th March 2024. Mr 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.

Meanwhile National Convention, has announced it has reserved its 2027 ticket for the party’s leader, Mr Peter Obi. In the same breath, the party also announced a right of first refusal for the Abia State Governor, Alex Oti, should he decide to seek reelection on the party’s platform.

This decision was contained in a Communique issued after the party’s National Convention, held in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Wednesday,  the 27th of March, 2024.

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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