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Peter Obi speaks out on rumors of leaving the Labour Party amid ‘Obidient’ movement clarification

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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 Reaffirms Loyalty to Labour Party Amid ‘Obidient’ Movement Clarification. 

 

Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, has reaffirmed his loyalty to the party amidst recent clarifications about the ‘Obidient’ movement. His statement aims to dispel rumors of a potential rift within the party and to highlight the movement’s broader vision beyond party politics.

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Clarification on the ‘Obidient’ Movement

On Wednesday, Peter Obi explained that the ‘Obidient’ movement is a broader initiative that transcends any single political party. He emphasized that the movement is not a directorate of any particular party, and anyone claiming leadership of a non-existent directorate is not part of the ‘Obidient’ movement.

Quotes from Peter Obi:

  • “The movement is not a directorate of any particular party, and anyone claiming to lead a non-existent directorate is not part of the ‘Obidient’ movement.”

Labour Party’s Response

In response to Obi’s clarification, the Labour Party renamed the Obidient Directorate to the Directorate of Mobilisation and Integration. This move aligns with the broader goals of the ‘Obidient’ movement and addresses any misunderstandings regarding its integration into the party.

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Addressing Rumors of a Rift

On Thursday, Peter Obi addressed rumors suggesting he was leaving the Labour Party due to disagreements with the leadership, particularly concerning the ‘Obidient’ directorate. He reaffirmed his commitment to the party and his dedication to working with leaders to reconcile members and build a strong Labour Party.

Quotes from Peter Obi:

I remain a faithful, committed, and loyal member of the Labour Party. Indeed, as a leader of the party, my aspiration and desire, working closely with other leaders, is to reconcile our valued members, partner with like minds, and parties all over the country to build a strong and better party that will catalyze and commence the rebuilding of a new Nigeria.”

Future Goals and Aspirations

Obi reiterated that his previous statement was meant to clarify concerns among supporters, many of whom are not affiliated with any political party but share a common vision for a new Nigeria. He emphasized that the ultimate goal is to build a stronger Nigeria through collaborative efforts and shared aspirations.

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Quotes from Peter Obi:

  • Our goal and aspirations remain that a new Nigeria is POssible.”

Peter Obi’s reaffirmation of loyalty to the Labour Party and clarification about the ‘Obidient’ movement highlight his commitment to a collective vision for Nigeria’s future. As the Labour Party continues to grow and integrate the movement, the focus remains on fostering unity and collaboration to achieve a better Nigeria.

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