Peter Obi visits LP secretariat in Abuja

Mr Peter Obi and some of his supporters on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the leadership of the Labour Party (LP) at the national secretariat in Abuja.

The former Anambra governor, wearing a black kaftan and his trademark glasses, was ushered into the complex amid shouts of ‘Obi’ and ‘Our Leader’ from party members, some of whom were dressed in customized LP attires.

Obi was received by the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure and members of his National Working Committee at about 2 pm.

The visit comes barely one week after Obi met behind closed doors with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, erstwhile Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki over a potential merger ahead of the 2027 election.

Addressing the audience, both the national leader of the party and Abure debunked allegations making the round that there were cracks and divisions in the party.

Obi was, however quiet, about possible merger talks that trailed his latest visit to Atiku.

They also urged aggrieved party members to sheath their swords and consider the survival of the party and Nigerians first above all other interests.

In his speech, the LP chairman reiterated that it is on record that he has never failed to attend any of the presidential flag bearer’s rallies in the build-up to the last election and has since remained committed to the course of an Obi’s presidency.

He said, “The only rally I missed was the one in Enugu State. And it was as a result of unusual circumstances. All other rallies including the ones we had in Nnewi and Kagoro off the capital city, I joined the presidential candidate to attend those rallies.

“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 that they should all 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 for us to pursue a new Nigeria that will work for all.”

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