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LP Reserves Presidential, Abia Gov’ship Tickets For Peter Obi, Otti



The Labour Party (LP) has declared that the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, as the preferred presidential candidate of the party in the next 2027 general election.

The party also adopted the governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, as the governorship candidate of the party in the state for the 2027 general election.

Obi and Otti were adopted candidates of the party in the next 2027 election circle during the LP national convention held at Grand Season Hotel in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Wednesday.

However, both Obi and Otti were conspicuously absent at the LP national convention.


The deputy governor of Abia State, Ikechukwu Emetu, led all members of the State Executive Council (SEC) and members of the National and State Assemblies from the state elected on the LP platform, to the national convention.

No member of the National and State Assemblies from Anambra State elected under the LP platform except the member representing Peter Obi’s Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia federal constituency and deputy minority whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. George Ozodinobi, attended the LP national convention.

Meanwhile, about nine out of the 22 members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the LP, including the national chairman, Barr. Julius Abure, were re-elected to their positions at the convention.

In the communique issued by the LP delegates, who attended the convention, they said Obi and Otti were adopted as candidates of the party for presidency and governorship positions in 2027, respectively.

They stated that the decision to adopt both Obi and Otti as LP candidates was because the duo had carried themselves in a rare dignified manner and as such have earned the confidence of the party leadership and its teeming members and supporters.


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