Peter Obi, Pat Utomi contest for the Labour Party (LP) presidential ticket today

Peter Obi, Pat Utomi contest for the Labour Party (LP) presidential ticket today

According to a report by The Cable, the national convention of the party is set to hold on Monday in Asaba, the Delta capital.

The newspaper quoted a source as saying that Obi and Utomi are the two leading presidential candidates of the party.

Four days ago, 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.

“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 (NCF), 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.

The NCF is mobilizing Nigerians, especially the younger generations, to rise and vote out candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contending that the two political parties have failed Nigerians and plunged the country into the current dire situation it is facing.

While the PDP ruled Nigeria for 16 years between 1999 and 2015, the APC has been in power since 2015.

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