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2027: Peter Obi gives condition for PDP-LP merger

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Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate during the 2023 general elections, has spoken about the possibility of a merger between the LP and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In an interview on NoireTV-GlobalBlackTV, Obi also addressed the prospect of being supported as a South-East candidate in the 2027 presidential election by Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s 2023 flagbearer.

“I commend him and I’m grateful for his statements, especially where he said he will support me if it (the presidential ticket) goes to the South East,” Obi said.

However, Obi emphasised that his primary concern is not personal ambition or political maneuvering, but rather the well-being of Nigeria and its people. “I’m not desperate to be president, I’m desperate to see Nigeria work, especially for the poor people because we have a lot of potential,” he stated.

On the subject of a potential merger between the PDP and LP, Obi expressed openness to the idea, provided that the goal is to better govern Nigeria and unlock its vast potential.

“If the merger is to be able to govern Nigeria properly, unlock all those things that will make Nigeria a better place, I’m for it,” he said.

Obi clarified that he has no interest in mergers or alliances solely to secure power or win elections.

“If it’s just a merger for election or state capture, I’m not for it or part of it, I don’t want to be part of anything like that,” he asserted.

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