2027 Presidency: NLC Breaks Silence on Peter Obi, Atiku’s Merger Talks, “We Are Not Aware”

2027 Presidency: NLC Breaks Silence on Peter Obi, Atiku’s Merger Talks, “We Are Not Aware”

  • Joe Ajaero's led NLC has downplayed the recent talks about the Labour Party and the PDP's alliance in 2027
  • Organised labour denied the possibility of a merger between its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP
  • Interestingly, the recent link-up between Peter Obi, Atiku and other top politicians had stirred speculation about the PDP rubbing shoulders with opposition parties to dislodge the ruling APC in 2027

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The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has reacted to the possible merger between Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, and his counterpart from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

LP, PDP's alliance: Joe Ajaero speaks, reveals NLC's position
Ajaero says NLC is not involved in the PDP and the LP merger talks. Photo credit: Nigeria Labour Congress HQ, Atiku Abubakar
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As reported by The Punch on Monday, May 20, the president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, disclosed that the congress was unaware of any merger talks involving the LP with some political parties in the country.

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The Labour Party (LP), a socio-democratic political party, was founded by the organised labour and registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

However, following the meeting between the Obi and PDP's Atiku, there has been speculation about the possibility of a merger between the LP and the PDP.

Obi also reportedly met with some PDP stalwarts in Abuja, including a former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and a former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido.

BusinessDay reported that Ajaero confirmed NLC’s stance on merger discussions that could dissolve the Labour Party or involve organised labour.

“We are not aware of such talks,” he said.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Reno Omokri said no northerner would agree to contest the presidency alongside Peter Obi in the 2027 elections.

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According to Omokri, Atiku Abubakar, NNPP flagbearer Rabiu Kankwaso, and the former Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai would not be willing to work with Obi, as many speculated.

Omokri wondered about the significance of Obi’s rapprochement with northern powerbrokers in the PDP. He stressed that “right now, Peter Obi is tainted.”

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