Former Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, has joined the Labour Party, LP, days after announcing his resignation from the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
Recall that Obi, in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, announced his resignation from the party, saying recent developments within the party had made it impossible for him to continue in the presidential race.
The former PDP chieftain is expected to contest the party’s presidential primary election next Tuesday.
Confirming the development, Peter Obi took to his Twitter handle Friday to announce his defection to LP.
“I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria. This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.
“Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.
“I invite all Nigerians to join me in taking back our country. Be assured that I’ll never let you down. -PO,” he tweeted.