Peter Obi’s Ex-Spokesman Knocks Wike, Says PDP Not In Existence

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Kenneth Okonkwo, former spokesperson of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, has criticized Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, for accepting an appointment under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.

Okonkwo sees Wike’s move as a clear indication that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to which the minister belongs, is losing relevance in Nigerian politics.

Speaking in an interview with Arise TV, Okonkwo echoed statements made by the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the 2023 general elections.

Obi emphasized that the Labour Party would adjust to its “new role as the country’s main opposition party” and remain steadfast in challenging the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to safeguard the interests of Nigerians.

Supporting Obi’s stance, Okonkwo pointed out that the Labour Party, with its strong agenda and a significant presence in all six geopolitical zones, has solidified its position as the main opposition party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He highlighted Peter Obi’s influential role during the campaigns, crafting a comprehensive seven-point agenda that other parties attempted to emulate.

Okonkwo praised Obi’s competence, capacity, and character, suggesting that these qualities set him apart from other candidates.

In contrast, Okonkwo asserted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was no longer a significant force in Nigerian politics. He cited the example of Nyesom Wike, a presidential aspirant in the PDP who had vowed not to leave the party, now serving as a minister in the APC. Okonkwo interpreted this move as a sign that the PDP has been absorbed by the APC, further diminishing its political influence.

In summary, Okonkwo’s critique and alignment with Peter Obi’s perspective underscore the evolving dynamics within Nigeria’s political landscape, with the Labour Party positioning itself as a robust opposition force while the PDP faces challenges and internal changes.

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