2027 election: LP reserves automatic tickets for Obi, Otti

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Peter Obi

The Labour Party has reserved its 2027 presidential ticket for its candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi.

 

This was contained in a communiqué issued after the party’s national convention held in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Wednesday.

 

The communiqué was signed by the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, and the party’s National Secretary, Umar Ibrahim.

 

“The convention in session, based on the antecedents of the presidential candidate before, during and after the 2023 general election, recommend that the 2027 presidential ticket of the party be solely reserved for His Excellency, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, the national leader of the party,” the communique read.

 

Obi, who was the party’s presidential candidate in 2023, came third behind President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

 

The party also recommended that the governorship ticket of the party be reserved for the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti.

 

The convention was initially set to be held in Umuahia, Abia State, but was moved to Nnewi, Anambra State.

 

 

This is coming after the Nigeria Labour Congress described the convention as illegal.

 

The political wing of the NLC also called for Abure’s resignation as party chairman.

 

However, on Wednesday, Abure was re-elected as the party’s chair.

 

The communique further read, “The national convention reviewed the state of the nation and concluded that it is not grabbing power that matters but what you do with it.

 

“After the 2023 general election, the security situation of the nation has not improved as there is a geometrical increase in numbers of lives lost and the economy has worsened as the standard and conditions of living of the Nigerian populace has continue to deteriorate.

 

“Inflation is skyrocketing, unemployment rate is high, this has led to massive hunger and poverty in the land. This is a result of the continuous devaluation of the currency and increase in petroleum product prices.”

 

The convention called on President Bola Tinubu to quickly take drastic and proactive steps to save the economy from total collapse.

 

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