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2027 Presidency: Why LP will not allow Atiku-Obi alleged alliance

2027 Presidency: Why LP will not allow Atiku-Obi alleged alliance

Abayomi Arabambi, Labour Party’s national publicity secretary, has said that the party would not allow its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) despite the crisis rocking the party.

Arabambi made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television, adding that the party is working towards a political solution to solve its internal crisis so that Obi would not work with Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2027 presidential election.

The Labour Party chieftain said: “Politically, we will not allow the crisis to fester for long and we will now allow Peter Obi to join Atiku.

“We knew their plan, that was why we said we need to explore political solution between ourselves.”

After meeting with the former vice president, Peter Obi was rumoured to be nursing a plan to dump the Labour Party for the PDP.

Several political pundits have predicted that the duo could work together to unseat President Bola Tinubu in the 2027 presidential election.

Arabambi, who also spoke on Labour Party’s legal tussle, further commented on the legal crisis rocking the party.

The FCT High Court ordered Abure and two others to refrain from parading themselves as the Labour Party national officer. In his reaction to the judgment,

Arabambi said every action taken by Abure from March 2023 to March 2024 remained null and void.

He said: “Since the Court of Appeal just set aside the judgement in March 2024, every other thing done between March 2023 and 2024 by Julius Abure is a nullity.”

Meanwhile, Peter Obi, the former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has reiterated his commitment to the party.

The former governor of Anambra State made the comment while denying the report that he was planning to dump the party for the PDP.

Rumours about Obi dumping the Labour Party for the PDP went viral following his closed-door meeting with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.