LP Crisis: ‘Unite the Party or Leave’, Ex-Presidential Aspirant Challenges Peter Obi

Former presidential aspirant of the Labour Party, Faduri Oluwadare Joseph, has challenged the party’s 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi to unite members of the party or consider leaving amidst factional disputes.

The party has been rocked by internal crisis, with two factional groups led by Julius Abure and Apapa Lamidi vying for control of the national chairmanship, while the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, claims ownership of LP.The recent controversial reelection of Julius Abure as national chairman in a convention held in Anambra State has further escalated tensions within the party.

In a statement released on Friday, Faduri stressed an urgent need for unity within the party to prevent its collapse and maintain its status as a formidable opposition force in Nigeria.

“Enough is enough! Let’s bury the hatchet and work together for the purpose of bringing good governance to our nation.” He stated while urging Peter Obi to prioritize the interests of the party above personal agendasExpressing concern over the state of the nation, Faduri stated further that the Labour Party plays a crucial role in the Nation as an alternative for Nigerians yearning for change.

“Labour Party is the only alternative party Nigerians are looking up to. Thus, we must move this nation from the old to a new generation through a change of leadership” he statedFaduri also called upon all well-meaning Nigerians to rally behind efforts to rejuvenate the Labour Party, urging those unable to find common ground to consider stepping aside for the greater good.

“Let us rebuild this party with the help of NLC and Nigerians from the grassroots up, and we will stand to challenge anyone, any government, by 2027″ he said.

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