Former Presidential Aide and best-selling author, Pastor Reno Omokri, has knocked the Labour Party, over its rejection of a call made by the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, that all the opposition political parties should merge against the ruling All Progressives Congress in the coming general elections in the country.
Omokri who berated the LP via a post on his official X handle on Thursday, noted that if a united opposition party could not dislodge APC in 2019, it would be hard to win the party in 2023 and 2027 respectively.
According to him, in the political history of Nigeria, it is only a coalition or merger of parties that has been able to wrestle power from the colonialists, military or the party in power.
Omokri who warned that the party should learn from history or become history, claimed that any party that features the 2023 Presidential candidate of the LP, Peter Obi, either as a Presidential candidate or a running mate in 2027, will lose, noting that Obi’s Yes Daddy leaked audio, has finished his political career at the Federal level.
LP had on Thursday, in a statement issued by its Spokesperson, Obiora Ifoh, said the party had no plan to merge with the PDP or any other political party.
The party stated this, in response to Atiku’s call to the opposition parties to merge, to defeat the APC in 2027, noting that the party is running the country into a one-party dictatorship system, noting that the LP just concluded the 2023 Presidential election episode, saying that a post-mortem was yet to hold.
Reacting to the development, Omokri tweeted: “It is incredibly unwise for the Labour Party to reject Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s call for a merger between them and the Peoples Democratic Party. Especially after the results of the Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa elections. Execute your politics with logic and strategic thinking, not emotion and erratic mentality.
“If a united opposition could not defeat the All Progressives Congress in 2019, it only follows that it will hardly pull it off in 2023 and 2027. That is just pure common sense.
“In Nigeria’s history, only a coalition or merger of parties has been able to take power from the colonialists, the military, or the party in power. So, learn from history or prepare to be history.
“Whichever party features Peter Obi in 2027, whether as a Presidential candidate or running mate, will lose. The leaked Yes Daddy audio has finished Peter Obi’s political career at the federal level forever. His religious war comments against the Muslim Ummah will not be forgotten. Core Northern Muslims are not as forgetful or have a short attention span as many Southerners.
“The fact that we had three major Muslim Presidential candidates (Atiku, Tinubu, and Kwankwaso) and only one major Christian candidate (Peter Obi), yet a Muslim won, and another Muslim came second, is proof positive that Muslims have a higher population than Christians in Nigeria. I know it is not what you want to hear. However, the truth is bitter but better.
“And if the Labour Party does not realise this, they will only play into the hands of the All Progressives Congress by dividing opposition votes in 2027. Trader sense is not the same as the intelligence of a leader. To succeed in politics, you must be willing to work with even those you do not like, for a goal you like.”