Peter Obi, a presidential candidate and former governor of Anambra State, has formally joined the Labour Party (LP) to run in the 2023 presidential election.
This comes just two days after resigning from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and withdrawing from the party’s presidential primary.
Obi revealed his decision to join the Labour Party through Twitter on Friday, May 27. He said it coincides with his goal of transforming Nigeria from consumption to production.
He said; ”I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria.
This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.
Since I resigned from the PDP because of issues that are at variance with my persona and principles, I have consulted widely with various parties and personalities to ensure we do not complicate the route to our desired destination.
For me, the process of achieving our goal is as fundamental as what one will do thereafter.
Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing
and uniting Nigerians as one family.
I invite all Nigerians to join me in taking back our country.
Be assured that I’ll never let you down. -PO”