If Alliance Between PDP, Labour Party Will Bring Better Nigeria, We Will Back It – Factional LP Chairman, Abure

The Julius Abure-led faction of the Labour Party has said its 2023 presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi, is yet to reveal the outcome of his recent meetings with some political allies in Abuja.

The LP embattled chairman, Abure in an interview on Saturday said, said that he could not openly confirm what was deliberated because Obi had not briefed him.

The media was awash with viral photographs of Obi’s closed-door meeting with three chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday.

They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, erstwhile Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki,

This is the former Anambra State governor’s first engagement with his former political allies after he defected from the PDP to LP in May 2022.

Abure, while stating that the party had no fear that the meetings could unsettle its camp, stressed that Obi was free to mingle with associates and friends across party lines in the country.

Speaking with PUNCH, Abure said, “You know it is difficult to confirm anything at this stage until we see the character and shade of the alliance. So I am still waiting for Obi to discuss it with me. But whatever is the case, we are fine. If it is an alliance that will lead to a better country, why won’t we back it?

“It is Obi’s nature to generally visit people. Whether in the Labour Party or not, he has a lot of friends. His friends cut across party lines. Recall that he once visited Wole Soyinka too. So I see his meeting with Atiku as one of such visits, which may not necessarily have political undertones.”

When prodded to confirm if he would assent to any possible alliance between the PDP and LP ahead of the 2027 presidential election, Abure said it wasn’t his decision to make. 

Sahara Reporters