I Have No Plan To Quit Labour Party — Peter Obi

By Damilare Adeleye

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reaffirmed that he remained a loyal member of the party.

"For the avoidance of doubt, I remain a committed, loyal Labour Party member,” the former Anambra Governor stated.

“That is my definitive response to all Nigerians who may be in doubt about my party affiliation in the light of recent reports and conflicting interpretations of recent political expressions.”

He said it became imperative to make the clarification, because of his statement about his supporters otherwise known as "Obidient Movement."

Earlier on Thursday, Obi had distilled his support group known as "Obidient" movement from political parties in Nigeria.

Obi, who stated this in a release he shared on his X, explained that the movement was not a directorate of any particular political party, adding that it was far more than any party in the country.

The party described the appointment as part of its repositioning efforts towards integrating millions of Nigerian youths, particularly the 'Obidient' family into the larger family of the Labour Party.

Giving clarification in another statement on Thursday, the former governor said: "I have just been confronted by a journalist at Abuja airport wanting to know if my statement on Obidient Movement yesterday is a signal of my leaving the Labour Party.

“For the attention of all those holding such an impression and for the general public, I remain a faithful, committed and loyal member of the Labour Party,” he maintained.

He added, “As a leader of the party, my aspiration, and desire working closely with other leaders is to reconcile our valued members, and partner with like minds, and parties all over the country to build a strong and better party that will catalyse and commence the rebuilding of a new Nigeria.

“My statement yesterday was intended to clarify some issues that are of concern to our teeming supporters some of whom are not members of any political party but are desirous for a new Nigeria. Our goal and aspirations remain that a new Nigeria is POssible.”