Why Peter Obi Left PDP For Labour Party — Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed why the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to Wike, Obi dumped PDP because some chieftains in the party insisted that power remained in the north.

Wike disclosed this when he hosted the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide.

The Rivers State Governor in a statement released by his assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri said, Obi decided to leave PDP when Lamido told him (Obi) that power would remain in the north in 2023.

Wike said, “I supported that power must come to the south. When Obi came here, I gave him all the logistics; vehicles, and other support and paid for the stadium, but some other persons applied and I refused. You should know me too well by now.

“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.

“And that was what I saw at the convention ground. Within minutes, knowing that I was going to win, your sons were all the ones who did everything and sabotaged me. I said ok, no problem.

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“But I still maintained that look, if you have taken the presidential candidate you can’t take chairmanship again, give us back the chairman and I still stand by that and if you don’t do that whatever you see you take.”