Why Peter Obi will never work in Tinubu’s government – Labour Party

The national leadership of the Labour Party, (LP) has dismissed any probability of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi working with the President Bola Tinubu-led government of national unity.

LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh and the National Legal Adviser, Kehinde Edun conveyed the party’s position in two separate interviews.

This comes few days after the former Anambra State governor shaded Tinubu, saying that any leader who falsifies his credentials or age cannot be trusted to do the right thing and is unfit to lead the people.

He said Arise TV’s ‘Morning Show’; “The processes through which people assume office are far more than what they do thereafter. It is important that people come in through the right door and not just jump in through the window and keep saying ‘Let’s move on.’

“The issue of qualification is the issue of leaders making statements and doing things that are honest and truthful. This is an issue of honour and integrity.

“If you look at what is happening in Nigeria today, there are so many issues of certificates, age, and all sorts of one falsification or the other with the leaders. There is no way people can do this and be able to do the right thing. That means they are living a falsified life.”

Also, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar called on Obi to join him in the fight for justice, but he declined.

The reaction led people to think there’s a possibility that Obi would prefer to work with Tinubu than team up with Atiku.

But the national legal adviser of LP insisted that such a figment of imagination can never come to reality, reiterating that Obi has already made his stance known.

He said; “I think Obi has something he is pursuing, especially when we are sure we won the election. So it will be out of place for us to now say we want to work with this government. As far as LP is concerned, we are waiting for the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that will pronounce Obi as the winner. That’s what we are waiting for.

“This is why we cannot be talking about Obi, somebody who is the owner of the mandate, working with somebody who is a pretender to the office. Until we see to the end of this case at the Supreme Court, it is not over.”

Sharing the same sentiment, the party’s spokesman also insisted that the LP candidate can’t be distracted by such a notion as he is presently focused on reclaiming his ‘stolen mandate’ from the apex court.

“We are still in the process of reclaiming our stolen mandate through our appeal at the Supreme Court. There is no way our candidate can be seen working for this government. For now, he is focused on the appeal at the apex,” he said.