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Labour Party Spokesman Clears Air on Peter Obi Aiming for Presidency in 2027, as Obaze Calls for Collective Commitment

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By Uche Amunike

A Labour Party presidential campaign council spokesman, Dr.  Yunusa Tanko, has cleared the air, concerning the presidential candidate of Labour Party at the last election, Peter Obi, claiming to become the president of Nigeria in 2027.

Speaking through a statement released and signed by Tanko, he explained that the former Labour Party’s presidential candidate neither granted any interview, nor gave that impression.

His words: ‘Our attention has been drawn to a publication in the Daily Post and some social media networks on an interview granted by His Excellency Peter Obi to Arise tv,’ Tanko said.

He explained the erroneous impression given by that publication as the height of yellow journalism taken too far, with the intent of changing the narrative because, at no time did His Excellency,  Peter Obi, grant such a vague interview to Arise TV.

He also stated that Obi just flew into the country from a trip abroad, this weekend, which outright describes the news report as not just fallacy, but a complete fabrication.

The statement further read: ‘For all avoidance of doubt, HEPO did not at anytime grant such an interview to any media organisation in Nigeria or outside the country. Please note!’

Note that Peter Obi and the Labour Party are currently in court, challenging the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), that Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the February 23 poll.

So far, President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima have presented their claims that Peter Obi was never a registered member of the Labour Party. As seen last week, when both men submitted a copy of the Labour Party membership register for Anambra state, to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Court, as evidence.

Both President Bola Tinubu  and Vice President Kashim Shettima already opened their defense in the petition filed by Peter Obi and the Labour Party, to challenge their emergence as the winners of the 2023 presidential election of February 25th 2023.

They alleged that Peter Obi was not a registered member of the Labour party and therefore was not legible to run for presidency under the Labour Party.

Meanwhile, one of the Directors-General of the ObiDatti Presidential Campaign Organization, Ambassador Oseloka Obaze has called for more commitment by ObiDatti members in the diaspora, in seeing that their mandate is recovered.

He made this call during an online meeting held, Monday, with the Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy, led by the LP Diaspora Chairman in the USA, Professor Eddie Oparaoji

Hear him: ‘Great countries of the world are built by the citizens of the country and I think we have in the diaspora enormous human capital. What we need to do is to be able to harvest them bring them home and make Nigeria to be a great place.’

‘The process is ongoing, the campaign to change this nation is not just an event, it is a process, a long-drawn process. How long it is going to last, we don’t know, but I think what we serve as the most and best is to remain focused on our various sectors; you that are in the diaspora do what you can do to support us, we that are in the trenches, we will continue to keep the ground.’



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