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LP reserves 2027 presidential ticket for Obi

The Labour Party (LP) has resolved to reserve its 2027 presidential election ticket for Peter Obi.

Members of the party converged in Anambra State on Wednesday for the party’s national convention, where Julius Abure was returned as the national chairman.

A communique issued at the end of the convention disclosed that Obi would be the sole presidential candidate of the party in the next election cycle. The same decision was extended to Alex Otti, Abia State Governor.

“The convention in session, based on the antecedents of the presidential candidate before, during and after the 2023 general election, recommended that the 2027 presidential ticket of the party be solely reserved for His Excellency, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, the national leader of the party,” the communique stated in part.

“Furthermore, the convention in session reviewed the ongoing development and performance of its governor in Abia State, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti, and passed a vote of confidence on him and recommended the 2027 Abia state gubernatorial ticket of the party be reserved for His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti.”The party deliberated on issues of national and international interest, including security, food and hunger, war in Gaza and the last general election.

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