- The Labour Party on Friday, June 10, issued a certificate of return to Peter Obi as its presidential candidate
- The political platform announced the issuance of the certificate via its verified Twitter page on Friday
- This development puts to rest the battle for who is the LP's flagbearer ahead of the 2023 general elections
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has been the certificate of return ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) received the certificate on Friday, June 10.
The issuance of the certificate was announced by the party via Twitter on Friday.
The tweet read:
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“Mr. Peter Obi Receives Labour Party Certificate of Returns as its Presidential Candidate for 2023 presidential elections. Congratulations!!”
2023: Trouble for Peter Obi as Labour Party faction elects new presidential candidate
Recall that a faction of the Labour Party led by Calistus Uju Okafor has on Wednesday, June 8, elected Chief Digar Ezenwafor as its presidential candidate in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that the Julius Abure-led faction of the party had earlier elected a former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, as its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
In his acceptance speech, Ezenwafor said he was on a rescue mission to salvage the country from all its socio-economic challenges.
“I am on a rescue mission to free Nigerian from social, economic and political crises currently bedeviling it."
INEC announces final decision on Peter Obi's candidacy, party crisis
Meanwhile, following the reports that the Labour Party which Obi recently decamped to was been riddled with controversy, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had reacted.
The INEC commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye on Thursday, June 9, said that contrary to reports in various quarters, Obi is the authentic and known presidential candidate for the Labour Party.
According to Okoye, INEC only recognises the Obi and the presidential candidate produced by the party's primary election.