The Labour Party in the South-East has said the 2023 presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, will not leave the party like the former Director General of Peter Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation, who tendered a resignation a few days ago.
This followed several issues that surrounded the party after the Supreme Court judgment upheld the election of Bola Tinubu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Surprisingly, the resignation of the former DG (Okupe) had raised doubt about Peter Obi’s continued stay in the LP.
In an interview the National Vice Chairman, South-East, of the LP, Innocent Okeke, said Obi would not leave the party, adding that Okupe’s political style did not fit LP which was why he quit.
He said, “Peter Obi won’t leave the Labour Party where his political branding has hit the rooftop. He is more known today in the Labour Party than anywhere else. Doyin (Okupe) has to leave because the Labour Party can never accommodate his style of politics. So, he quickly chose the exit door, and some others like him also followed suit.
“Doyin Okupe said he resigned from the Labour Party, citing ideological differences. We should understand that today, the Labour Party is the only political party in Nigeria with a social democratic ideology.”
Okeke noted that apart from Obi not leaving the party, he would be considered as the presidential candidate of the party in the 2027 election.