Former Governor of Anambra State and a presidential hopeful, Mr Peter Obi has officially joined the Labour Party (LP).
It was gathered that Obi who had initially declared his intention to contest for presidency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has now pitched his tent with LP to contest the 2023 presidential election.
It was also learnt that Obi, on Friday registered as a member of the party at his ward in Anambra State.
The former governor is said to be currently undergoing necessary processes and documentation needed to contest the party’s presidential primary election scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
The party has also confirmed the development on its official Twitter handle.
“Dear Peter Obi, welcome to the Labour party, the party of productivity.
“Together we will Take back Nigeria,” LP tweeted.
The New Diplomat had reported that Obi, on Tuesday announced his decision to resigned his membership of the PDP.
He said his resignation was because of the recent developments in the opposition party. In a letter dated May 24, 2022, and addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi said he had already informed the chairman of the PDP chapter in his Agulu Ward 2, in Anambra State.
“I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the PDP, which was conveyed to the chairman of Agulu Ward 2, Anaocha LGA, effective Friday, May 20, 2022. Consequently, I am by this letter informing you of my withdrawal from the PDP Presidential Primary.
“It has been a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through our party. Unfortunately, recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions,” Obi had said in the letter.