Presidential aspirant and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi is set to rally a seven-party coalition to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 presidential election.
The move was disclosed by his ally, Doyin Okupe, moments after Obi joined the Labour Party where he would fly his presidential ambition.
Recall that Obi dumped PDP over issues he described as being at variance with his person and principles.
Obi ally while speaking on the coalition noted that 25 million Nigerians a growing against APC and PDP in the 2023 general polls.
Okupe said, “I can confirm to you that he (Obi) has joined the Labour Party. We are going to use the Labour Party as a platform to form a coalition. We already have over 25 million Nigerians who are part of this coalition.
“We are also bringing together other parties who will be part of this coalition. We are also building a coalition that is bigger than both PDP and APC.”
Six political parties under the banner of Allied political parties, and the National Consultative Front, front, the umbrella body of the Third Force Movement, after months of the discussion, agreed to join forces with the Labour Party to present a joint presidential and other candidates for the 2023 general election.
This adoption of the Labour Party was made possible by the new rapprochement between the leadership of the Labour Movement and the hierarchy of the Labour Party- emergent solidarity jointly spearheaded by President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba; and the Trade Union Congress, TUC President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, who have revalidated their membership of the Labour Party by formally registering with the party, last week.
Leaders of the ‘Third Force’ Movement across party lines including Prof Attahiru Jega of the People’s Redemption Party, PRP, Professor Pat Utomi of the Labour Party and Senator Saidu Dansadau of the National Rescue Movement, NRM. The other parties in the coalition are African Democratic Congress, ADC: New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP; Social Democratic Party, SDP; and Allied Peoples Movement, APM.