Obi endorses Abure-led NWC for 'survival' of Labour Party


Peter Obi and Abure

By Perpetua Onuegbu

Citing the need to ensure the survival of the party, Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election on Tuesday endorsed the Julius Abure-led newly elected National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Obi said this on Tuesday when he paid a solidarity visit to the party leadership at the National Headquarters in Abuja.

He said there is a need to ensure the survival of the party.

The LP flag bearer, while endorsing the NWC led by Julius Abure, urged aggrieved party members to put the survival of Nigerians and Nigeria first above all other interests.

Obi said he was at the national secretariat to visit the chairman and would continue to strive to bring all warring parties together, urging them to be united for the success of the party.

He stated that the challenges facing Nigeria were on human capital development bordering on food, security, education, health and water.

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“For now, let us talk about how we are going to survive because we politicians always focus on the next election and not on human beings.

“Let us focus on Nigeria, and see that Nigeria works, if Nigeria is working, the Labour party will work. If Nigeria fails, the Labour Party will fail,” Obi said.

Responding, the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure, said the national working committee was appreciative of the visit of the party members and the presidential candidate.

Abure said it was high time the varying groups of dissent voices over the Nnewi convention came together and set all their interest aside and work for the party to make a good show in the next election season.

“I want to say this very clearly, the convention has come and gone, all those who are still angry with us over the Nnewi convention, we want to appeal to them to come together to work with us to build the party for a new Nigeria that has a vision.

“I believe very strongly that personal interest should be put aside and pursue a new Nigeria that will work for all,” Abure stated.

Speaking, the Chairman of the Party, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, Mr Peter Dugwu, said the chapter would work with the NWC and promised a successful working at the area councils’ elections.

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