The Labour Party (LP) has denied reports claiming that its national, Julius Abure has resigned
Headline News reports that news claiming Abure had resigned from his position after announcing his lack of faith in the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi had surfaced on social media.
Reacting, the LP dismissed the reports insisting that it was false.
In a tweet, LP claimed the opposition was responsible for such lies, adding that Abure has not dumped Obi.
The party tweeted: “Please disregard the news going around that our @NgLabour National Chairman has resigned and dumped @PeterObi.
“It is a lie from the opposition. We are set to take back Nigeria come 2023.”
Peter Obi Discloses Plan For IPOB
Obi has said that he plans on dialoguing with the members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and other agitators.
Responding to questions on insecurity in the country during an interview published by Daily Trust, Peter Obi stated that dialoguing with agitators will restore peace in the country.
“People agitate in my house, my wife, my children. If you say to me you have lived with your wife all through and you people have never quarrelled, then you are not married. You disagree and settle it – that is agitation.”
The presidential candidate vowed to govern by consensus and listen to all for smooth administration of the country.
“I will govern by listening to the people. I will visit every state in Nigeria. We have a huge land in the North that if properly invested and cultivated, will change Nigeria. The more I pull people out of poverty, the more I reduce agitation, the more I reduce criminality. What you are seeing in Nigeria today is a cumulative effect of leadership failure over the years and all I want to do is to be seen to be that man who changed this country called Nigeria,” he said.
While answering questions after his visit to Media Trust, Obi said, “I have said it times without number, Nigeria does not have more agitation than Brazil, if you want I will show you countries that have had agitations in the past, whether it is Brazil, Mexico, whether it is this.
“In our South East, it is a simple thing, I will dialogue, I will discuss, it is a democracy, and in a democracy, you govern by consensus. If anybody says he is not happy, you call him and you sit him down and discuss with him.”
On whether he shares the federal government’s position in designating IPOB as a terrorist organisation, he said, “I don’t want to go into that place. I have told you, I will dialogue with anybody, anything they like let them call you, I will meet and we discuss.
“I don’t like the way people were treated during the EndSARS, I will apologise. We must have a country of healing and love; that is what leadership in a democracy is.
“I am going to meet people in the North, I am going to meet people everywhere and say come, let’s be a family. I want Nigerians to be proud that they are Nigerians. What we have now is we have a country called Nigeria but we don’t have Nigerians. I want to bring back Nigerians.”