Two Chieftains of the Labour Party (LP) have stated reasons why the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 General elections, Peter Obi may work in the President Bola Tinubu government.
The party legal adviser, Kehinde Edun and National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh in separate interviews disclosed that Obi would only accept any offer from President Tinubu if he lost at the supreme court.
According to Edun, the imagination of Obi working for Tinubu can neve come to reality, noting that the presidential candidate 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.”
In his own view, the party’s spokesman 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,” Edun stated