Just In : Peter Obi has emerged as a Labour Party candidate for the 2023 election.
Our heritage reporter reports that a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi emerged Labour Party candidate for the 2023 election a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Labour Party, Prof. Pat Utomi, stepped down and endorsed Obi, who only joined the party last Friday.
This online news platform understands that Pat Utomi, who is a renowned professor of political economy, stepped down and endorsed Obi on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the venue of the party’s presidential primaries in Delta.
It was gathered that Utomi was instrumental in Obi joining the Labour Party from the PDP. “Prof Utomi brought Peter Obi to Labour Party in the first place and he has now endorsed him,” a source told SaharaReporters on Monday.
The venue of the primary holding today (Monday) is Orchid Hotels, GRA, Asaba, the state capital.
The 3rd Force Movement under the umbrella of the National Consultative Front, NCFront, had on Sunday called on more leaders of conscience in the country to quickly join the Labour Party, following its adoption by the 3rd Force Movement as the alternative ‘Big Tent’ for the 2023 elections.
The 3rd Force Movement was initiated to create a strong platform to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), both of which have had opportunities to lead Nigeria and failed.
A statement signed by Ms Bilikis Bello, the Communications Executive (National) of the NCFront disclosed this on Sunday.
Meanwhile, our heritage reporter Nigeria recalls that Obi left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week, blaming recent developments in the party for his defection. In a letter dated May 25, 2022, and titled, ‘Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal from the Presidential Contest’, Obi resigned from the PDP and withdrew from the presidential contest.