Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun reconciliation of members, indicating interest to bring back presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in this year’s general elections, Peter Obi, to its fold.
The main opposition party, yesterday, stated that for it not to go into oblivion and win the 2027 polls, “a Northerner cannot be the presidential candidate of our party in 2027, pure and simple.”
The stalwarts maintained that until 2031, no Northerner should think of contesting for the presidential ticket of the party.The meeting, which was held at Bode George’s office in Lagos, had in attendance chieftains, officers and mobilisers’ group, led by national a Iteh Ubon.
Fielding questions from journalists, George insisted that LP does not have the structure to win national elections, hence Obi should consider returning to the party.
His words: “The Labour Party doesn’t have the root. I have traversed every state in the country, there is nowhere you will not know or hear about our party, because it carries the full colour of Nigeria. The LP was a movement; they don’t have a solid root. LP came out of anger, it doesn’t have the kind of root we have. LP is a wind. Where was Obi? We can still talk to him, if he wants to.
“I have nothing against Northerners. In fact, my best friend is from the North, but PDP members must understand this reality before it is too late that a PDP member from the southern part of the country must be our candidate, and we must all support him to defeat the APC candidate in the 2027 elections.
“Until 2031, nobody should think of contesting for the presidential ticket of our party from the North. The real elders in our party should stand up and tell the truth.”