Hours after his unexpected exit from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has officially declared Labour Party as his new home.
AllNews Nigeria reports that the presidential hopeful made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Peter Obi is expected to contest the presidential primary on the platform of his new party.
He tweeted saying, “I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria,” Obi said in an announcement on his verified Twitter handle.
“This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.
I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria.— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 27, 2022
This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator. pic.twitter.com/Tes70U5EmJ
“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.
“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.”
Labour Party (LP) further confirmed his memebership via party's Twitter handle saying;
As earlier reported, H.E Peter Obi Joins Labour Party of Nigeria, @PeterObi registered as a member of the party on Friday in his ward in Anambra State.— Labour Party Of Nigeria (@Official_LPN) May 27, 2022
He is expected to pick the presidential form and contest the party’s presidential primary election next Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/YzolgMf8QM
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