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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 07:04

Peter Obi’s Presidential Ambition Suffers Setback As Campaign Council Members Dump Labour Party, Back Atiku

The Labour Party (LP) flagbearer, Peter Obi, has suffered a major setback after the LP presidential campaign spokesperson for the Northeast, Muhammad Pantami, and other officials defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Pantami and other top Obi-Datti campaign officials announced their defection at a press conference on Tuesday.

Former Labour Party leaders have publicly backed the PDP’s presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Tribalism, godfatherism, and a lack of internal democracy were charged against Peter Obi and the LP.

Pantami said:

Based on the aforementioned issues raised, we the leaders, and stakeholders of about four million voters in the North East states of Taraba, Adamawa, Bauchi Gombe, and Borno, resolved to quit from the LP and resolved to declare our full support to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.

According to him, the party’s and the presidential campaign council’s mainstream political decisions are skewed toward a specific region, the country’s south, excluding northerners.

He said:

We the northerners, constitute about 65 percent of the voting in the presidential election. Our members are totally not satisfied with this situation.

Despite the fact that the north has a greater percentage of voters, this problem of sideling persists, the current situation calls for action.

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