I won’t die with LP – Obi threatens to dump party if crisis lingers

Peter Obi has threatened to dump Labour Party (LP) ahead of the 2027 general election if the ongoing internal crisis continues.

Obi, who was the party’s presidential candidate in 2023, said he won’t die while trying to change LP, hence his decision to leave if the party’s crisis can’t be resolved.

The Labour Party has been embroiled in a leadership crisis, with Julius Abure and Lamidi Apapa Lamidi struggling over the chairmanship position.

Also, Abure was recently relected as national chairman in a controversial convention which was challenged by some members of the party.

Speaking during a Twitter Spaces, Obi said; “Our engagement is about Nigeria, they are trying to change our focus. What we want to do is not about the Labour Party; it is about what the Obidients want to do about Nigeria.

“We are thinking about water, we are thinking about power, we are thinking about employment, thinking about security. That should be our focus. The other matter we will deal with. We were somewhere, we didn’t start with Labour.

“I’m a Christian. Jesus said, When you go into a city, try to change them, live with them, fast with them. in the end, you can’t come out and even wash the sand that is on your shoes.

“He didn’t say go there and die with them. I tell you, I’m making spirited efforts to change them (LP), but I’m not going to die with them.

“That will not stop what we set out to do. We will try to change them (LP), if we can’t, we will leave them; we will not die with them.”