Peter Obi not interested in a merger that is only seeking power- Labour party spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko

The Chief Spokesperson of Obi-Datti and Director of the Media, Labour Party (LP), Yunusa Tanko, says Peter Obi will only work in a merger that makes Nigeria work and not one that is only interested in seeking power.


There have been reports about a possible merger between Obi and other political leaders to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) just one year after he contested the 2023 presidential election which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu as the winner.


However, while speaking on Channels TV last night May 27, Tanko said his principal is interested in seeing Nigeria work and thus will only partner with those who have similar values.


“His Excellency, Peter Gregory is not interested in a merger that is only for the interest of seeking power. He is interested in a merger that will bring Nigerians out of the poverty level, bringing the Nigerian people to a comfortable state of health care,” he said on Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today. Making sure Nigerians have potable drinking water; making sure the problem of power supply is being solved.

So, therefore, he is interested strongly in a merger that is driven by ideology and a programme. But if it’s only for the purpose of power, he is not interested.”


He said any merger between Obi and others will be subjected to scrutiny, ensuring values are in alignment.



Some weeks back, Obi and Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), met to discuss issues affecting the country. The meeting with the former vice president who was also the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election triggered claims of a merger between the duo.


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