Peter Obi explains why he didn’t attend Labour Party’s convention

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, has explained why he did not attend the party’s recent controversial national convention, which saw Julius Abure re-elected as national chairman.

Addressing Nigerians on X Space, presented by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi stated that he ignored the convention since the party leadership under Abure failed to conduct extensive consultation with key party stakeholders prior to embarking on the convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasized the importance of doing the right thing to save the party, adding that he was more passionate about creating a new Nigeria than creating a new Labour Party.

“We promised to build Nigeria, we did not promise to build a New Labour Party,” he emphatically affirmed.

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.

Recall the LP has been in crisis in recent times with many of its supporters calling for a proper restructuring of the party ahead of 2027.

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