In Surprise Visit to Abure’s Labour Party Leadership, Obi Calls for Reconciliation

Chuks Okocha in Abuja

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023general election, Peter Obi, yesterday, paid an unscheduled solidarity visit to the Labour Party headquarters in Utako in Abuja

But the private visit by Obi was turned into a jamboree by supporters of the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee of the party.

Obi, on arrival at the party headquarters, went straight into a meeting with the Abure-led leadership, but he did not address the supporters after the meeting.

However, from the banners, drumming and singing by the various cultural groups representing major ethic groups, the gathering was a solidarity match in support of Abure.

In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, he confirmed the visit by Obi.

“The party’s National Leader, who also endorsed the newly elected National Working Committee of Labour Party led by Barrister Julius Abure urged aggrieved party members to put the survival of Nigerians and Nigeria first above all other interests,” he said.

According to the spokesman of the party, Obi noted that Nigerians were passing through difficult times with many unable to afford the basic necessities of life.

“How to survive this challenge should be uppermost in the mind of well meaning Nigerians and not the next election, “he quoted Obi as saying.

He explained that politicians were quick to think about elections rather than governance, which entailed making life better for citizens.

Addressing the mammoth crowd of party supporters, Obi assured them that he would work with the leadership to ensure LP retained its leadership position in the FCT.

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