Delusional” to Ask Peter Obi to Leave LP, Says Party Chieftain

The Labour Party, LP, has said that it remains the only platform to make its 2023 candidate, Peter Obi, to win in the 2027 presidential election.

The National Vice Chairman of the party, Ayo Olorunfemi, made this statement in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday.

Recall that Peter Obi, who ran for presidency under the Labour Party in the 2023 election, has come under pressure from some members of his Obidients support group to quit the party which has been hit by crisis after the elections ahead of the 2027 polls.

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Reacting to the call for Obi to leave the party, Olorunfemi said true Obidients won’t suggest for Obi to leave the party.

“Well, I will just use the word delusional, those ones that are pressing for such, they are delusional. Some people can overreach themselves, the true Obidients out there, they won’t advise Peter Obi to leave the party.

“You have the true Obidients, the student unions groups, the youths of Nigeria, the hardworking people of Nigeria, are tired of what is going on in Nigeria, people are tired of hunger, which political party will he go to? To go back to PDP, APC or to Where?

“This is a political party that is based on ideology, we are social democrats here. The people that put this political party up are social democrats and that is entrenched in the constitution. So, the only place for Peter Obi to win the election in 2027 is the Labour Party and we are preparing for that,” Olorunfemi said.

According to him, the former Anambra State governor remains the best president Nigeria has yet to have, adding that by the grace of God, he will emerge the winner in 2027.

He expressed confidence that the Labour Party will come out of its crisis stronger, saying that the leadership of the party under Julius Abure will fight for peace and the party and open the return of the Lamidi Apapa camp into its fold.

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