Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, announced Friday that he had formally joined the Labour Party.
Obi was vice-presidential candidate of PDP in 2019 General election. He ran under former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
Obi had earlier pulled from PDP presidential race, where he was generating enthusiasm and support among the elites especially the youths with his message frugal management of public funds.
He is expected to contest the presidential primary on the platform of his new party.
“I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria,” Obi said in an announcement on his verified Twitter handle.
“This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.
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. pic.twitter.com/Tes70U5EmJ
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 27, 2022
“Since I resigned from the PDP because of issues that are at variance with my persona and principles, I have consulted widely with various parties and personalities to ensure we do not complicate the route to our desired destination.
“For me, the process of achieving our goal is as fundamental as what one will do thereafter.
“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.”