BREAKING: Peter Obi joins Labour Party, asks Nigerians to support him
Former governor of Anambra State Peter Obi, has joined the Labour Party (LP).
The former Anambra State Governor made the announcement on Friday via his verified Twitter handle.
According to the 60-year-old politician, he left the Peoples Democratic Party days ago because the party’s style and ideology did not align with his “persona and principles”.
He also thanked the youths for the encouragement.
Obi wrote, “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.
“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.”
Recalls that Peter Obi had resigned his membership of the PDP two days before it’s presidential primary slated for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2022.
Peter Obi said his resignation was because of the recent developments in the opposition party. In a letter dated May 24, 2022, and addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi said he had already informed the chairman of the PDP chapter in his Agulu Ward 2, in Anambra State.
“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.