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General News of Friday, 10 March 2023


Nyesom Wike reveals who chased Peter Obi out of PDP

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Rivers state Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revealed why Peter Obi dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the Labour Party (LP).

According to Wike, Peter Obi left PDP after having a meeting with Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa State.

He said this during a meeting when he hosted the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide on a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, March 9.

Wike said the words of Sule Lamido led to Peter Obi's decision to exit the biggest opposition party for the Labour Party.

He said, “Obi was running with us. I knew when Obi left. He was principled and he said he can’t stand it, people should say the truth. He went to see Sule Lamido in Jigawa, not in Dutse, but in a village that will take you more than four or five hours drive from Dutse the capital.

“You know what he told Obi? He didn’t tell him that look, you came late and I have chosen somebody. He said it is the north that will produce the next president. That was how Obi left saying why is he wasting time. Ask him, that’s how he left PDP.”

After leaving PDP, Peter Obi has since become a major force among the politicians in Nigeria. He has gained a huge movement which comprises of mostly the youths who call themselves 'Obidients'.

Having contested and lost in the just concluded presidential elections, Peter Obi is determined to reclaim the mandate of the people as he heads to court to fight the election results as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.