Obi urges unity, reconciliation during visit to Abure, newly elected NWC

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 poll, Mr. Peter Obi, on Tuesday, urged aggrieved party members to put the survival of Nigerians and Nigeria first above all other interests.

He also called for unity and reconciliation.

LP National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh in a statement, Tuesday, said Peter Obi joined crowd of party faithful in the Federal Capital Territory to pay solidarity visit to the party leadership at the National Headquarters, Tuesday.

“The party’s National Leader, who also endorsed the newly elected National Working Committee of Labour Party led by Julius Abure urged aggrieved party members to put the survival of Nigerians and Nigeria first above all other interests.”

Obi said he was at the national secretariat for a visit to the chairman and would continue to strive to bring all warring parties over the crisis in the party to become united.

He stated that the challenges facing Nigeria were on human capital development bordering on Food, security, education, health and water.

Abure, Obi and other national leaders of the party during the visit

“For now let us talk about how we are going to survive till then because we politician always focus on the next election and not about human beings.

“That for me when they survive, to the next election, we can talk about the election.

“Let us focus on Nigeria, and see that Nigeria works, if Nigeria is working Labour party will work.

“If Nigeria fails, Labour party,” he added.

In his address to members of the party who thronged the party secretariat during the solidarity visit, the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure said the national working committee was appreciative of the visit of the party members and the presidential candidate.

He said it was high time the varying groups of dissent voices over the Nnewi convention to come together and set all their personal interest aside that work for a party that would make a good show in the next election season.

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“I want to say this very clear, the convention has come and gone, all those who are still angry with us over the Nnewi convention, we want to appeal to them and that they should all come together to work with us too build the party for a new Nigeria that has a vision.

Crowd of members and supporters during the visit

“I believe very strongly that personal interest should be put aside and pursue a new Nigeria that will work for all,”Abure stated.

The Chairman of the Labour Party, Federal Capital Territory chapter, Peter Dugwu, who organized the visit said that the chapter had come in solidarity with the national working committee of the party and promised to make a good show at the area councils elections.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has

“I thank the Swedish Ambassador and Head of Mission to Nigeria, Annika Hahn-Englund, for a highly constructive engagement during which I conveyed our eagerness to partner the Swedish Government in furthering our developmental drive in the state.

“The ambassador was accompanied by her husband, Magnus, and Sara Ibru of the Trade and Investment Department at the Swedish Embassy.

“Their visit sought to enhance diplomatic and commercial relations with the Edo State Government,” he added.


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