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Peter Obi Set to Ditch LP, Forms Alliance with El-Rufai, Says Bwala



In a stunning development shaking the Nigerian political landscape, former spokesperson for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala, has dropped a bombshell alleging a clandestine move by Labour Party’s former presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to forge an alliance with the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Bwala’s claim, aired through his X handle, suggests Obi’s departure from the Labour Party may be imminent, citing deep-rooted discord between the party leadership and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Obi’s political journey has been marked by notable shifts, having previously abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the LP ahead of the 2023 elections. Now, whispers abound of a potential leap into the SDP fold, possibly aligning forces with former Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

However, the plot thickens as Dr. Yunusa Tanko, Chief Spokesman for the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign, swiftly refuted Bwala’s claims, denouncing them as mere fabrications aimed at political relevance. Tanko reiterated Obi’s commitment to the Labour Party, dismissing any notion of defection.

Meanwhile, recent sightings of El-Rufai at the SDP’s national secretariat in Abuja have fueled speculation. Following his unconfirmed ministerial nomination and subsequent rejection by the Senate in 2023, El-Rufai’s political maneuvers have been closely watched. His engagement with SDP’s national chairman, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, hints at a potential repositioning within Nigeria’s political landscape.

As the dust settles, the nation watches with bated breath, awaiting the next seismic shift in its political terrain.