Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party of Nigeria for the 2023 elections.
He was elected unopposed early Monday, during the party’s National Convention, at Orchid Hotel, Asaba, Delta State.
Obi emerged as the party’s presidential candidate after Professor Pat Utomi stepped down to endorse the former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Prof. Utomi, a political economist and management expert, announced that he was stepping down as the former Anambra State governor at the party’s presidential primary.
“Obi must be given the opportunity to govern this country”, Utomi said.
Obi, who resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, had announced his switch to Labour Party on Friday evening, urging Nigerians, particularly the youth, to join him in his new political party.