LP Crisis: How Abure Dismissed Peter Obi’s Advice for Inclusive Convention, Yinusa Tanko Speaks

LP Crisis: How Abure Dismissed Peter Obi’s Advice for Inclusive Convention, Yinusa Tanko Speaks

  • Peter Obi's advice to Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party, has continued to generate a buzz within the party
  • The spokesperson for the Obi-Datti campaign, Yinusa Tanko, said Abure's dismissal of Obi's counsel led to a fresh crisis in the Labour Party
  • Tanko noted further that Abure's re-election was not backed by the majority of the party stakeholders

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Yinusa Tanko, the chief spokesperson for the Obi-Datti campaign organisation, said the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, dismissed the advice of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, for an all-inclusive convention.

LP chieftain speaks on Abure's re-election, how he dismissed Peter Obi's advice
Labour Party crisis worsens as LP chieftain says Abure went against the party's agreement. Photo credit: Julius Abure, Mr. Peter Obi
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Tanko noted that the current crisis rocking the Labour Party could have been prevented if the leadership had taken Peter Obi’s advice.

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The party chieftain stated this in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, April 1.

Tanko maintained that the just-concluded national convention of the party, which returned Abure as the national chairman was not all-inclusive.

Speaking further, the Obi-Datti spokesperson said the convention held in Nnewi, Anambra state, did not conform with an agreement reached and, therefore, was not acceptable to everyone within the party.

He said:

“Peter Obi, made concerted efforts in trying to intervene at any point we have this particular issue and trying to improve.
“But, of course, you know how politics is. Sometimes, people may be trying to encourage people, but they do something different.”

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Speaking further, Tanko said Obi was a brand of his own, and the crisis rocking the party was not related to his presidential bid in 2027, Vanguard reported.

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He added that he and others will always move with him wherever he goes.

Peter Obi speaks on dumping Labour Party

Legit.ng earlier reported that Peter Obi reacted to reports that he plans to dump the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) ahead of the 2027 general election.

Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, March 29, Obi said he was still a member of the Labour Party and would never be involved in anti-party activities.

“I am still a member of the Labour Party, and I don’t and will never do anti-party.”

Source: Legit.ng

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