Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, has picked the party’s Presidential Certificate of Returns on Friday at its national office in Abuja.
This was disclosed by the party via its Twitter handle on Friday.
According to the tweet, Obi arrived the National Office to pick the certificate in order to assure his supporters that he remained the party’s only presidential candidate.
What Labour Paty is saying
It tweeted, “Dr. Peter Obi arrives labour Party National Office Abuja to receive his Presidential Certificate of Returns as Labour Party Presidential Candidate.”
Dr. Peter Obi arrives labour Party National Office Abuja to receive his Presidential Certificate of Returns as Labour Party Presidential Candidate. Stay tuned..
— LabourPartyNG (@NgLabour) June 10, 2022
In case you missed it
Yhe National Secretary of the Labour Party, Umar Ibrahim, had earlier said that Peter Obi remained the party’s presidential flagbearer and that there was no faction in the party.
Ibrahim asserted that there was no division in the party, adding, “Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, is the authentic presidential candidate of the party, duly elected at a convention organised by the leadership of Mr Julius Abure as National Chairman, supervised and recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“There is no faction in LP, but in the imagination of those who are foot soldiers of enemies of Nigeria and Nigerians. The leadership and members of the Nigeria Labour Congress has recognised and endorsed the candidacy of Obi.
He added that the LP is accepted by majority of Nigerians who crave credible political leadership and see it as the only credible alternative to give Nigerians the president they desperately need to salvage Nigeria.
What you should know
Obi had emerged as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
He emerged at Labour Party’s Convention and presidential primary held in Asaba, Delta State.
At the convention, Professor Pat Utomi stepped down for Obi.
Utomi announced that Obi is a younger aspirant with the capacity to effect the needed change in the Nigerian system.
Also, another aspirant, 45-year-old Joseph Faduri stepped down for the former governor.
Obi, who was a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, resigned from the PDP and also withdrew from the presidential race on the platform of the party on mAy 25.
He announced his resignation in a letter titled “Resignation From PDP and Withdrawal from the Presidential Contest” addressed to the PDP National Chairman, dated May 24.