Retired Colonel’s Candid Interview Exposes Party Neglect and Regret for Backing Labour Party

Chinyere Obi, a retired colonel and former member of the Labour Party (LP), recently expressed deep regret for her past support of the party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.


In a candid interview with PUNCH, she recounted the harrowing incident during the election when suspected political thugs shot her.

The Shooting Incident and Its Aftermath:

During the election, Chinyere Obi faced a terrifying ordeal when she was shot by suspected political thugs.

Following the attack, she promptly reported the incident to the Imo state criminal investigation department (CID), leading to the arrest of the alleged perpetrator.

However, to her dismay, the suspect was later released, leaving her feeling vulnerable and disillusioned with the justice system.


Seeking further support and justice, she petitioned the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) at Umuahia Police Headquarters, Zone 9, but her efforts seemed to be in vain.

Sacrifices for the Labour Party:

Chinyere Obi’s dedication to the Labour Party was evident through the immense sacrifices she made during the campaign. She sold all her properties to finance the party’s activities and went the extra mile by purchasing food items, bags, and customised shirts for distribution.

Her commitment extended to organizing and providing provisions for various events, including flag-off ceremonies and mobilization efforts across the nation.

Feelings of Abandonment:

Despite her immense dedication and the personal hardships she endured, Chinyere Obi claims to have received no concern or support from the Labour Party’s leadership.

She expressed disappointment in both Peter Obi, the presidential candidate she ardently supported, and the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, for allegedly abandoning her after the attack.


While she expected sympathy and assistance from the party, she felt utterly let down and unappreciated.

Comparisons and Frustrations:

Chinyere Obi voiced her frustration at the lack of empathy she received, especially when comparing the treatment she believes she would have received if she supported other prominent politicians, like Tinubu.

She expressed her belief that politicians like Tinubu would have shown concern and provided assistance in her time of need.

Furthermore, she questioned the LP National Chairman’s handling of funds during the campaign, highlighting the alleged collection of significant sums from individuals without properly screening candidates for the governorship ticket.


Chinyere Obi’s story sheds light on the personal struggles and sacrifices made by individuals who actively participate in politics and support political parties.


Her feelings of regret, abandonment, and disillusionment serve as a reminder of the complexities and challenges that can arise in the political arena.

As she shares her experiences, it remains essential for political leaders and parties to recognize and appreciate the contributions and well-being of their supporters, acknowledging that their actions can have a lasting impact on the lives of those who stand by them.

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