No Ticket For Obi In 2027, He Should Go Back To APGA – Apapa-faction

In a pivotal move within the Labour Party, the Lamidi Apapa faction has advised Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate for the party, to explore alternative political platforms for his presidential aspirations in the 2027 elections. The Apapa faction, recently affirmed by the Edo Division of the Court of Appeal, emphasized its pursuit of a new presidential candidate for the upcoming 2027 elections.

Abayomi Arabambi, the spokesperson for the Apapa faction, conveyed this stance in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday. This advice follows Peter Obi’s appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Court’s verdict that upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 presidential election.

The Apapa-led Labour Party faction had distanced itself from Obi’s decision to challenge Tinubu’s victory in court. Arabambi argued that Obi should redirect his focus to 2027 and seek another political party, citing alleged mismanagement of human resources during the 2023 election campaign as a significant factor for Obi’s loss.

Furthermore, Arabambi questioned Obi’s actions and decisions during the campaign, including accusations against President Bola Tinubu. He suggested that Obi should consider rejoining the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for his future political endeavors.

However, the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko, dismissed Arabambi’s statements, asserting that the Apapa faction does not hold authority over the Labour Party. The LP National Legal Adviser, Kehinde Edun, also emphasized that the Abure faction, recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), maintains legitimacy within the party.

This development sets the stage for potential shifts and realignments within the Nigerian political landscape as the 2027 elections approach, highlighting the complexities and dynamics within political parties and their leadership structures.”