2027 Election: Labour Party reserves presidential, governorship tickets for Obi, Otti

The Labour Party, (LP) has reserved its presidential and governorship seats for Peter Obi and Alex Otti respectively, in the 2027 elections after reviewing their performance in the 2023 general election.

This was contained in a communique signed by the National Chairman, Julius Abure and National Secretary, Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim, and circulated after the party’s convention on Wednesday.

The communique said, “Based on the antecedents of the Presidential candidate before, during and after the 2023 General Election it was recommended that the 2027 Presidential ticket of the party be solely reserved for His Excellency, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, the National leader of the party.

“Furthermore, the Convention in session reviewed ongoing development and performance of its Governor in Abia state, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti and pass a vote of confidence on him and recommend the 2027 Abia state Gubernatorial ticket of the party be reserved for His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti.”

The communique also addressed the state of the nation, where the party called on President Bola Tinubu to tackle the rising insecurity and inflation in the country.

It added; “The National Convention reviewed the state of the Nation and concluded that it is not grabbing power that matters but what you do with it.

“After the 2023 general election, the security situation of the nation has not improved as there is a geometrical increase in numbers of lives lost and the economy has worsened as the standard and conditions of living of the Nigerian populace has continue to deteriorate.

“Inflation is sky rocketing, unemployment rate is high, this has led to massive hunger and poverty in the land. This is a result of the continuous devaluation of the currency and increase in petroleum product prices.

“The Convention is session therefore call on the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to quickly take drastic and proactive steps to save the economy from total collapse to revive the economy and put it on the path of growth and development.”