Politics

May 27, 2024

2027: Why I’ll consider PDP-LP merger — Peter Obi 

I’ll support Peter Obi in 2027, if… - Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in 2023, Peter Obi, has explained why he will consider a merger between the LP and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Obi spoke in an interview on Noire TV-Global Black TV during the weekend.

Speaking on the possibility of being supported as a southeast candidate in the 2027 presidential election by Atiku Abubakar, Obi appreciated Atiku’s gesture.

Obi said: “I commend him. And I’m grateful for his statements. Especially where he said he will support me if it (the presidential ticket) goes to the South-East.”

The Labour Party candidate noted that his primary concern is not personal ambition or political maneuvering, but rather the well-being of Nigeria and its people. 

He said, “I’m not desperate to be president. I’m desperate to see Nigeria work, especially for the poor people because we have a lot of potential.”

Merger

On the potential merger between the PDP and LP, Obi said he is open to the idea, provided that the goal is to better govern Nigeria and unlock its vast potential. 

“If the merger is to be able to govern Nigeria properly, unlock all those things that will make Nigeria a better place, I’m for it,” he said.

Obi added that he has no interest in mergers or alliances solely to secure power or win elections.

“If it’s just a merger for election or state capture, I’m not for it or part of it. I don’t want to be part of anything like that,” he said.

The former Anambra State governor described unity and cooperation among individuals and parties as a welcome development, only if the objective is to build a better Nigeria.

Peter Obi said, “It might be at the party level, it might be at the individual level. Might be at any level. But we must come together to be able to build a better Nigeria.”

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