2027: Labour Party reacts to alleged plot to dump Obi

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Report that the latest bromance between the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, and his former rival, Lamidi Apapa, is a political intrigue that would result in the party dumping its Presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, come 2027, has excited response from the party.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is dragging the leadership of the Labour Party with Abure, which prompted the Chairman to make up with Apapa.

The situation has triggered report that the new-found friendship between Abure and Apapa is aimed at curtailing the Joe Ajaero led-NLC from snatching the party’s leadership, and denying the former Anambra governor of the party’s presidential ticket in 2027.

The latter insinuation, is however rubbished via a statement the party Directorate on Mobilization and Integration released.

Signed by its Director General, Marcel Ngogbehei, the Deputy Director Media and Communications, Ambassador Aju Elumelu and the Deputy Director, Strategic Engagement, Sheikh Rufai Al-Saddiq, it partly reads, “The Leadership and members of our great Party recognises the importance of this great admonition based on our African culture of ensuring peaceful coexistent among Brothers and acknowledging the fact that there’s a bigger target – liberating Nigeria from the shackles of greedy politicians and building a Nation that protects the interest of its citizens.

“The Party has decided to follow a peaceful approach to resolving the internal misunderstanding.

“This effort within the Labour Party and its successes has elicited different reactions; and also, we have seen an attempt by the opposition to make a false spin for their own selfish interest, misinforming the general public with the aim of causing more crisis in our Party.

“For the records, this Directorate was setup to facilitate reconciliation and help mobilize and integrate Labour Party stakeholders toward electoral victory for our Presidential Candidate H.E Peter Obi come 2027.

“The Party Leadership recognised the need for unity and cohesion within the Party as a requirement for internal party stability and improving the winning chances of H.E Peter Obi in the coming 2027 elections.

“We have reached out through various channels to different stakeholders and discussions are still ongoing on various fronts; and we are also making great successes in this endeavour.

“To misconstrue this effort as against our presidential candidate is unfortunate and we can’t help those with this mindset. But to set the records straight, HE Peter Obi remains our Presidential Candidate for 2027 as ratified and all the Party Leadership are behind him and committed to his message of a New Nigeria.”

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