Today, the Labour Party declared Mr Peter Obi as their Presidential flag bearer, where Pat Utomi stepped down for him as the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, for the forth coming 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
But it seems that Peter Obi’s Presidential ambition may have some turbulence, owing to the fact, that the part which he recently joined and already their flag bearer, has 2 factions.
A twitter user, with the handle @woye1 made a shocking revelation concerning the 2 factions of the Labour Party, he said the 2 factions are Calistus Okafor’s faction and Abure’s Faction.
“Labour Party is not one . Peter Obi is in one faction . There is a court case since 2018. We have two factions . They are Calistus Okafor & Abure. Falana is handling the case against Abure. Obi is in Abure’s faction. What is the issue . LP chairman then Abdulkadir Abulsalam died”
2: the deputy National chairman is Calistus Okafor and Abure was Ag National Secretary. Abure decided to appoint himself National Chairman . So the case is in FHC. 2: recall that Labour Party was registered by NLC & TUC. The 2 unions have been in court against the late chairman
3: NLC and TUC demanded that the late Chairman should sign an agreement indicating that NLC & TUC are the owners of the party. LP has not been able to organise convention. So the faction conducting Today’s primary is violating court order of all – inclusive convention.
4: The owner of Labour Party is NLC and TUC. Abure’s faction is deceiving Peter Obi. Ask Mimiko why he could not be their Presidential candidate in 2019 general election. It was because of court ruling . Best of luck ooooo
Going by the above revelation, I believe that before Mr Obi agreed to join the party, he must have considered all options before opting in.
What are your thoughts about the news. Do you think that Peter Obi will have a smooth sail or he will have some setbacks.