Labour Party Renames Obidient Directorate After Backlash From Obi, Others

The Labour Party (LP) has announced a change in the name and composition of the newly established Obidient Directorate.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the directorate will now be known as the Directorate of Mobilisation and Integration.

The change was announced by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement on Thursday.

The decision comes after intense criticism from Peter Obi as well as over 200 support groups within the Obidient Movement, who felt the original directorate threatened their independence.

The groups had distanced themselves from the LP’s leadership structure, accusing the National Working Committee (NWC) of attempting to exert control over the movement.

According to Ifoh, the renaming aims to address these concerns and promote unity within the party.

Ifoh said, “Following the controversies arising from the creation of the Directorate of OBIDIENT Affairs, in the party, the Directorate is hereby renamed the Directorate of Mobilisation and Integration.

“The inauguration will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the party’s National Secretariat, Utako, Abuja, by 10 a.m. Party members and the general public should take note.”