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“You’re an Asset, Leave Labour Party’ – NLC Grants Peter Obi Freedom to Depart Ahead 2027 Presidential Election

Amidst tensions and ongoing leadership disputes, the NLC has granted Peter Obithe freedom to leave Labour party ahead of the 2027 election.

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Amidst tensions and ongoing leadership disputes, the NLC has granted Peter Obithe freedom to leave Labour party ahead of the 2027 election.

Despite opposition to Julius Abure’s leadership, the NLC emphasized Obi’s autonomy in deciding his political future, acknowledging him as an asset while remaining impartial to his potential departure from the Labour Party.

Amidst preparations for the 2027 presidential race, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has publicly declared that Peter Obi, former presidential candidate of the Labour Party in 2023, is at liberty to depart from the party.

VerseNews reports that Benson Upah, the NLC spokesman, conveyed this message during a press interview.

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The NLC leadership staunchly opposes Julius Abure’s tenure as the Labour Party’s national chairman and vows relentless efforts to remove him from office, denouncing the recent “illegal national convention” that reinstated Abure.

Upah emphasized the union’s refusal to acknowledge Abure’s leadership legitimacy.

Simultaneously, a group of retired workers, represented by the Lagos Assembly of Labour Veterans and Trade Unionists, demands the resignation of both Julius Abure and NLC President Joe Ajaero due to their ongoing leadership conflict.

This Online News Platform gathered that Peter Obi’s rift with the Labour Party stems from disagreements regarding the conduct of the convention in Nnewi, Anambra State, where Julius Abure secured reelection as national chairman despite Obi’s calls for broader consultation.

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In a recent X Space session, Obi expressed frustration over the lack of inclusivity in the party’s decision-making process, casting doubt on his future within the Labour Party and hinting at potential exploration of alternative political platforms.

Benson Upah emphasized that the decision for Obi to remain or depart from the party rests solely with him, asserting that the NLC respects his autonomy.

Upah acknowledged Obi’s value as a political asset and affirmed the congress’s non-interference stance should Obi opt to seek political opportunities elsewhere.

“The right of choice is available to Mr Obi. If he chooses to leave the party, that is his preference. We can’t sit in judgment over him on that. But if he chooses to remain, of course, Peter Obi is an asset any day. I rest my case on that,” he said.

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