Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, has firmly denied rumors suggesting his departure from the party. Taking to his X platform, Obi reaffirmed his commitment and loyalty to the Labour Party.

The speculation began after the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julious Abure, announced the formation of several directorates, including the “Obidient Directorate,” aimed at integrating members of the Obidient Movement into the LP. This decision was met with backlash from some members of the movement, who issued a statement disassociating themselves from the new body.

Addressing the controversy, Obi emphasized that the Obidient Movement transcends any single political party, indicating its broader appeal and mission. This clarification led to rumors about his potential exit from the Labour Party.


On Thursday, Obi responded to these rumors while at the Abuja airport, stating, “I remain a faithful, committed, and loyal member of the Labour Party. As a leader of the party, my goal is to reconcile our valued members and collaborate with like-minded individuals and parties across the country to build a strong and better party that will catalyze the rebuilding of a new Nigeria.”

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Obi further clarified that his recent statement was meant to address concerns among supporters, many of whom are not affiliated with any political party but share the vision of a new Nigeria. He reiterated his dedication to the Labour Party and its mission, assuring supporters that his aspirations remain focused on achieving a better Nigeria.

In summary, Peter Obi has dispelled any notions of leaving the Labour Party, emphasizing his unwavering loyalty and commitment to the party’s goals and the broader Obidient Movement.