JUST IN: Peter Obi Joins Labour Party Days After Dumping PDP


Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential aspirant, Peter Obi, has officially joined the Labour Party (LP).

Leakblast.com reports that this development comes two days after he resigned his membership from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement on his official Twitter page on Friday, Obi announced his defection to the Labour Party.

The former governor registered as a member of the Labour party in Agulu Ward 2 in Anambra on Friday to the admiration of his supporters.

He is expected to participate in the party’s presidential primary election slated for next week Tuesday in Abuja.

The statement reads: “I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria. This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator,” he said.

“Since I resigned from the PDP because of issues that are at variance with my persona and principles, I have consulted widely with various parties and personalities to ensure we do not complicate the route to our desired destination.

“For me, the process of achieving our goal is as fundamental as what one will do thereafter.

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“Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family. I invite all Nigerians to join me in taking back our country. Be assured that I’ll never let you down.”

Recall that Obi had dumped the PDP a few days before its presidential primary slated for May 29 and 20 at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

In a letter dated May 24, 2022, and addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi said he resigned his membership due to the recent developments in the opposition party.

The former governor added that he had already informed the chairman of the PDP chapter in his Agulu Ward 2, in Anambra of his resignation.

“I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the PDP, which was conveyed to the chairman of Agulu Ward 2, Anaocha LGA, effective Friday, May 20, 2022. Consequently, I am by this letter informing you of my withdrawal from the PDP Presidential Primary.

“It has been a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through our party. Unfortunately, recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions,” he had said in the letter.

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