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2027: Peter Obi speaks on returning to PDP


2023 Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has stated that rumours of him planning to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are only mere speculations.

He revealed this through the Labour Party’s campaign spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko on Monday night.

Obi had earlier met with the three chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday in Abuja; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, erstwhile Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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This is the first meeting of the former Anambra State governor with his former political allies after he defected from the PDP to LP in May 2022.

On the chances of Obi returning to the PDP or the possibility of a merger between the Labour Party and the PDP, Tanko said to Punch:

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“Well, not really. Those are the permutations of individuals. I don’t want to dwell on that. But this is still an ongoing discussion. His destination will reveal itself later. Some of these discussions (Obi returning to PDP) are offshoots of what has been happening since the last election.

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“We need to wait and see how these discussions pan out. Let’s hope they bring a positive outcome in the long run,” he said.

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