PDP vows to remain major opposition as LP threatens takeover


The Peoples Democratic Party has dismissed the Labour Party 2023 Presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s projection that his party will adapt to its new role as the country’s major opposition party ahead of the 2027 elections.

The spokesman for the LP’s Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, had earlier said in an interview with Saturday PUNCH that Nigerians were tired of politicians from the “old stock”, confirming that Obi would contest for the 2027 Presidential election.

Obi, in his New Year message to Nigerians, assured that the LP would put the All Progressives Congress on its toes as the country’s major opposition party.

He said, “We in the Labour Party have undertaken in the national interest and in our undying commitment to a New Nigeria that is possible, to remain firmly in opposition and, as such, must remain focused going forward. Our collective role in nation-building remains fundamental and obligatory.

 “We will continue ongoing discussions and efforts for the Labour Party to adjust to our new role as Nigeria’s main opposition party. We will continue to constructively engage all Nigerians and our friends, who have now realised the vast implications of the road not taken, and the folly of national interest decisions predicated on sentiments and primordial interests.”

Despite the PDP having the highest number of elected public servants than that of LP, Obi stated that the PDP was becoming docile.

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