LP Remains Nigeria’s Opposition Party in 2024- Peter Obi

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Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi [PHOTO: TW @PeterObi]
Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi [PHOTO: TW @PeterObi]
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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), announced the party’s strategic shift to assume the role of Nigeria’s primary opposition party in 2024, this message was delivered on Monday.

Emphasizing the need for a robust opposition, Peter Obi pledged that the LP would keep the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on its toes to safeguard the interests of Nigerians.

“As Nigeria is the only country we have, deeply endowed but lacking good leadership over the years, we will continue to seek a new Nigeria that we know is possible,” affirmed Obi, the former Governor of Anambra State.

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Expressing concern over the challenges faced by the nation, Obi highlighted the ongoing issues of peace and security, with a poignant reference to the rising violence that marred December. He called for decisive actions from the Federal Government to bring perpetrators to justice and prevent further occurrences.

Addressing economic concerns,  Peter Obi stressed the urgent need for a turnaround, citing rising unemployment, inflation, poverty, and inequality. He urged consistent demands for good governance, inclusive development, and accountable leadership in a functional democracy.

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Obi voiced his worry about the undermining of national institutions and the concentration of power in the hands of a few individuals. He emphasized the importance of respecting the separation of powers among the three arms of government and the federating units in a democratic and secular country.

Warning against the drift towards a one-party state, Obi underscored the Labour Party’s commitment to opposition, emphasizing the party’s obligation to nation-building.

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He thanked supporters of the 2023 elections, acknowledging the contested nature of the outcome while respecting the legal process.

In closing, Peter Obi called for continued engagement and commitment to the pursuit of a “New Nigeria” that works for all citizens. He urged Nigerians to remain involved, committed, and resilient in the collective effort to bring about positive change.

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