The Labour Party (LP) Directorate on Mobilisation and Integration has categorically denied any plans to replace Mr. Peter Obi as the party’s presidential candidate for the upcoming 2027 election.

In response to social media speculation about a reconciliation with the Apapa-led faction of the party and the selection of a new candidate, the directorate released a statement refuting these claims.

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The statement, clarified that while efforts are being made to reconcile aggrieved groups within the party, no decision has been made regarding the presidential candidate.

“The leadership and members of our great party understand the importance of peaceful coexistence and unity among brothers. We strive to liberate Nigeria from the grip of greedy politicians and build a nation that prioritizes the interests of its citizens,” the statement read.

The Labour Party emphasized its commitment to a peaceful resolution of internal misunderstandings and the need for unity and cohesion within the party. The party acknowledged the significance of these factors in ensuring internal stability and improving Peter Obi’s chances of success in the 2027 elections.

The statement also addressed attempts by the opposition to spin false narratives for their own selfish interests, causing further confusion and unrest within the party.

The directorate clarified that its purpose is to facilitate reconciliation, mobilization, and integration of LP stakeholders to secure electoral victory for Peter Obi in 2027.

“To set the records straight, Peter Obi remains our presidential candidate for 2027, as ratified. The entire party leadership stands firmly behind him, committed to his vision of a new Nigeria,” the statement concluded.

With this firm affirmation of support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party aims to dispel any misconceptions and focus on their goal of a united front in the pursuit of a better Nigeria.