The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday spoke on the possibility of the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi working with President Bola Tinubu.
According to the party’s leadership, there is no way Obi will be tempted to work with Tinubu’s administration.
The party’s position was stated in two separate interviews with the National Publicity Secretary of LP, Obiora Ifoh and the National Legal Adviser of LP, Kehinde Edun held with Punch.
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.”
The party’s spokesman also insisted that Obi can’t be distracted by such a notion as he is presently focused on reclaiming his mandate from the apex court.
He said, “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.”