…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the recently concluded polls, has addressed the ongoing leadership tussle in the 10th National Assembly.
Naija News reported that during a meeting with elected lawmakers on the LP platform in Abuja on Saturday, the former Anambra State Governor refused to endorse any particular aspirant for the leadership position.
Instead, he advised the lawmakers-elect to exercise their discretion and support their preferred aspirants as a group, adding that such moves would enhance their bargaining power.
It was gathered that 35 Reps-elect and seven senator-elect on the platform of LP were present at the forum.
During the meeting, the LP caucus of the House of Representatives elected Hon. Victor Afam Ogene of Ogbaru Federal Constituency of Anambra State as leader of the caucus in the House.
Obi’s Neutral Stance
Peter Obi refused to take sides on the leadership tussle, indicating that he was not concerned about the direction the LP caucus of the National Assembly took in electing its leaders.
He emphasized that the lawmakers were free to decide on their own and advised them to be cohesive and act as a group
. He also suggested that working together would increase their bargaining power, implying that a divided caucus would be less effective in negotiations.
The LP’s caucus elected Hon. Victor Afam Ogene as their leader in the House of Representatives.
The meeting took place at K-Class in Wuse, Abuja, on Saturday, where the caucus discussed the party’s position on the leadership of the House of Representatives.
According to a source who spoke with Leadership, the LP caucus had asked Peter Obi to show them the way, but he refused to take a position.
Instead, he directed them to work together and be cohesive as a group.
The caucus members agreed that they would gain more if they acted together rather than being scattered.
Overall, Peter Obi’s advice to the LP’s elected lawmakers was to exercise their discretion and act as a group in the ongoing leadership tussle of the 10th National Assembly.
He refused to endorse any particular aspirant, emphasizing the importance of unity in the caucus.
His stance was that a divided caucus would be less effective in negotiations, whereas working together would increase their bargaining power.
The LP’s caucus elected Hon. Victor Afam Ogene as their leader in the House of Representatives during the meeting.