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Politics Updated: May 14, 2024

Obi's meeting with Atiku, Saraki, Lamido part of efforts to rescue Nigeria - LP

By TIMOTHY TIMILEHIN ENIETAN-MATTHEWS
May 14, 2024
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The Labour Party, LP, has said that the meeting between its presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi and the candidate Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sule Lamido, on Monday was part of efforts to rescue Nigeria and Nigerians from the current state of economic crisis and hardship. 

Obi had, on Monday, caused ripples when news broke that he had paid a visit to the top political figures in their Abuja homes with many speculating that the visits may not be unconnected with a planned coalition by opposition parties to form an alliance towards the 2027 presidential election. 

Confirming the speculations in a statement on Tuesday, LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, said Nigerians should expect more of such meetings 'aimed at brainstorming over the sufferings of Nigerians.'

Ifoh said the LP was in support of the meeting of like minds who are passionate about charting a new course for the country. 
 
“Yes, it was a meeting of like-minded individuals who believe there is a need for better leadership in our nation," Ifoh said. 

"They are people who see that Nigerians are suffering, not receiving what they bargained for, and observe corruption persisting in high places while Nigeria’s resources are mismanaged.

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“They believe it’s the right time to unite and take action to address the challenges facing Nigeria today. 

"Despite the government being barely a year old, Nigeria is facing difficult times under the APC administration, which seems directionless.

“This meeting is just the beginning; there will be further interactions and gatherings with other individuals. 

"Together, they will brainstorm on how to rescue the nation. The party is fully aware of the meeting and is committed to working hard to achieve something significant for our country,” the LP spokesman said. 

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