The camp of the presidential candidate of Labour party (LP), Peter Obi has disclosed that his meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains was to forge a united front for a winning alliance against the big two – PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Obi met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some PDP stalwarts in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday.
The meeting is the second time the former Governor of Anambra State would be meeting with Wike after dumping the PDP and declaring his presidential ambition on the LP platform.
Others at the meeting include former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke and former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo.
Also at the meeting are Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke and several others.
What Meeting With PDP Chieftains Means For Peter Obi’s Campaign
Reacting to the photos from the meeting, supporters of the party told newsmen that the meeting was the beginning of a viable alliance.
According to Obi camp, the meeting was huge political capital for the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.
Wike, Lion That Can Cheer Peter Obi To Victory
Anambra State Labour Party Chairman, Ugochukwu Emeh, noted that Wike is the Lion that can make the former Anambra state governor win the presidency in 2023.
He also hailed the development, saying Wike and his supporters are welcome to the party. He believes “Labour Party will grow bigger when people like Wike join us. We are opened to all especially to political powerhouses like the Rivers State Governor. He is the Lion of the PDP and the last man standing in the opposition.
“Wike has a lot of structure, including all of those with him. They have been in government and because they have been in government, wherever they go, they go to these places with their structure and followers.
“We will be happy to welcome Wike and his followers towards a winning ticket, a winning alliance. He is a man of the people, who can ensure we win next year’s election.”