Peter Obi Compromises,  Goes Across Aisle in Ambitious Push for PDP, Others Merger


Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, has expressed his willingness to accept a merger with other parties if it will lead to positive change and effective governance for Nigeria.

Peter Obi made this known while speaking during an interview with NoireTV over the weekend, Obi stressed that such a merger must be centred on improving governance and aiding the poor, rather than merely aiming to win elections or gain state control.

He said; “I commend Atiku for his statement, especially where he said he will support me if it goes to the South East.

“On the issue of a merger and the coming together of parties, I have always said that as long as any merger or any coming together is to better Nigeria and for governing properly, I am for it.

“If it is just a merger for election or state capture, I’m not for it. I am not desperate to be president, I am desperate to see Nigeria work, especially for the poor, because we have a lot of potential.”

“So, if the merger is to be able to govern Nigeria properly on all those things that will make Nigeria a better place, I am for it.

“If the merger is to be able to govern Nigeria properly and work for all those things that would make Nigeria become a better place, I am for it.

“It might be at the party level, it might be at the individual level or at any level, we must come together to be able to build a better Nigeria,” he said.

The political landscape in Nigeria has been abuzz with speculation and controversy following a series of meetings between Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, and his former PDP boss, Atiku Abubakar.

The two leaders have been seen engaging in closed-door discussions in recent days, sparking rumors of a potential alliance between their respective parties. This development has fueled intense debate and scrutiny among the public, with many wondering what the implications of such an agreement could be for the future of Nigeria’s political scene.

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