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LP Convention: Why I didn’t attend — Obi

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Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last election, has revealed why he did not attend the recent national convention of the party in Anambra State that saw the re-election of Barrister Julius Abure as the national chairman.

The former governor of Anambra State while addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday said he stayed away from the convention because the party leadership failed to do proper consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

He stressed the need for the right thing to be done to save the party, adding that he was more concerned about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

“We promised to build Nigeria, we did not promise to build a New Labour Party,” he emphatically affirmed.

He also threw his weight behind the call for a structure for the “OBIdient” movement.

“It is the standard practice around the world where movements form themselves into blocs and are part of the political process,” he added.

Recall that Abure has been having a running battle with the NLC leadership led by comrade Joe Ajaero.

NLC had called for Abure’s resignation as party chairman and the immediate constitution of a caretaker transition committee to organise a legitimate and all-inclusive national convention for the party.

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