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Obi Faults Abure’s Labour Party Controversial National Convention, Insists Right Thing Must Be Done

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March 30, (THEWILL) – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria, Peter Obi, has faulted the controversial National Convention of the Party, which was held in Nnewi, Anambra State, by the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee (NWC).

Obi spoke on Friday, when he addressed Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts.

THEWILL reports that the “secret” Convention, which was held on Wednesday, has emerged the party in a deeper crisis as its Board of Trustees (BoT) struggles with the NWC over control of the LP.

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Earlier, the BoT disowned the controversial National Convention, calling it a charade as it announced its decision to take over the Party.

While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also faulted the National Convention, Peter Obi said Julius Abure’s led NWC failed to consult widely with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the controversial convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasised the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

“We promised to build Nigeria, we did not promise to build a New Labour Party”, he emphasised.

He also threw his weight behind the call for a structure for the ‘OBIdient’ movement.

“It is the standard practice around the world where movements form themselves into blocs and are part of the political process”, he added.

THEWILL earlier reported that Obi did not attend the controversial convention that was held in his home State of Anambra.

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