The Labour Party (LP) leadership on Tuesday discussed the potential for President Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate, to collaborate.
The party’s leadership claims that Obi will never be persuaded to cooperate with Tinubu’s government.
In two separate interviews with Punch, the National Legal Adviser of the LP, Kehinde Edun, and the National Publicity Secretary of the LP, Obiora Ifoh, the party’s position was made clear.
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The national legal adviser of LP emphasised that Obi has already stated his position and underlined that such a fantasy can never become true.
He said, “I think Obi has something he is pursuing, especially when we are sure we won the election. So it will be out of place for us to now say we want to work with this government. As far as LP is concerned, we are waiting for the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that will pronounce Obi as the winner. That’s what we are waiting for.
“This is why we cannot be talking about Obi, somebody who is the owner of the mandate, working with somebody who is a pretender to the office. Until we see to the end of this case at the Supreme Court, it is not over.”
The party’s spokesman further insisted that because Obi is currently focused on regaining his mandate from the supreme court, he cannot be diverted by such a notion.
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He said, “We are still in the process of reclaiming our stolen mandate through our appeal at the Supreme Court. There is no way our candidate can be seen working for this government. For now, he is focused on the appeal at the apex.”
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