Peter Obi joins Labour Party, anointed presidential candidate

Peter Obi, middle, collects the constitution of Labour Party

Peter Obi, middle, collects the constitution of Labour Party

Peter Obi has joined the Labour Party and he appears to have pocketed the party’s presidential ticket.

He disclosed this on Friday in multiple posts on Twitter.

“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.”

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“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”.

The former Anambra governor shocked political observers when he announced his resignation from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on 25 May.

Initial speculation was that he would join Rabiu Kwankwaso’s New Nigerian Peoples Party(NNPP).

But the speculation was clearly off the mark, with his announcement, he has joined the Labour Party.

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