2023 Presidency: Did Peter Obi Withdraw From Presidential Race? Truth Emerges

2023 Presidency: Did Peter Obi Withdraw From Presidential Race? Truth Emerges

  • More twists have begun to unfold in the build-up to next month's presidential polls slated for Saturday, February 25
  • Speculations making the rounds say that the Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi will withdraw from the race
  • Reacting to this development, the Labour Party says the rumours are untrue and obi is on course for victory at next month's polls

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The speculation that the Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi withdrew from the presidential race, has been declared false by the Obi-Datti Campaign Media office.

According to the Obi-Datti Campaign Media Office, the rumours that the Labour Party's standard-bearer is willing to collapse his structure for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, are not true.

Peter Obi, Labour Party
Labour Party has categorically stated that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi is not withdrawing from the race to become Nigeria's president. Photo: Labour Party
Source: UGC

Labour Party reacts to rumours of Obi's withdrawal from the presidential race

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The Labour Party described the speculation as absurd and untrue stating that Obi remains on course to win the presidential race and salvage the country from its current state of ruins.

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As contained in the statement released, the party said;

“Nothing can be more absurd than the fact that 18 persons are in a marathon to pick a trophy and somebody is suggesting that the front runner in the race, who is already sighting the trophy, wants to step down for somebody behind.
“The fact that other parties contesting for the President have been cloning the LP candidate in their corruptly induced gift items like bags of rice, posters, and billboards speak volumes of who is the man to beat in this race."

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The party stated that Obi's presidential bid has been a source of attraction to the global community and other powerful stakeholders in the country.

As reported by the Nigerian Tribune the statement also said;

“The truth is that Peter Obi’s performance is now the standard by which other contestants and their parties are being measured."

Peter Obi will be heading into the presidential polls as one of the firm favourites to win the elections, as he has been often tagged as the underdog in next month's presidential polls.

Obi will have to topple strong opponents like Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Peter Obi: NLC reiterates support for LP presidential candidate

In another development, the Nigeria Labour Congress has reiterated its support for Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The labour unions had earlier endorsed the aspirations of the former Anambra state governor for the 2023 elections.

The president of the congress, however, noted that despite the endorsement, Nigerian workers retain the right to choose whomever they want to vote for.

Source: Legit.ng

Authors:
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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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