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Peter Obi, Pat Utomi contest Labour Party presidential primary today



Peter Obi joins Labour Party two days after leaving the PDP

Former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, and leading economist, Pat Utomi, are the frontrunners as Labour Party (LP) presidential primaries hold Monday.

Reports say the national convention of the party is set to hold in Asaba, Delta state capital.

On Friday, Obi, a presidential aspirant, joined LP hours after announcing the resignation of his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former Anambra governor said his decision to join LP aligns with the interest of Nigerians across different sectors, adding that he wants to take the country from consumption to production.

Nigerian economist Pat Utomi has failed at previous political attempts

Nigerian economist Pat Utomi

“Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family,” Obi had said.

Utomi, co-convener the National Consultative Front (NCFront), is one of the stakeholders creating awareness on the need for a third force that will break the dominance of two major political parties in the country.

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