Mr. Faduri Oluwadare Joseph, also known as Fadojoe, a former Presidential aspirant from the Labour Party, has offered critical advice to Mr. Peter Obi, urging him to address the internal divisions within the party promptly. Fadojoe emphasized the urgency of the matter and called for preparations ahead of the 2027 general elections.
During a broadcast on his official YouTube channel, Fadojoe urged Peter Obi to focus his attention inward on resolving the internal conflicts plaguing the Labour Party. He stressed the importance of uniting, rebuilding, and revitalizing the party in preparation for the 2027 general elections. The goal is for the Labour Party to take a prominent role in the political landscape by securing the presidency, gaining a majority in the National Assembly, and securing more governorship positions.
Fadojoe cautioned that any other course of action would be futile and could lead to a devastating defeat in the 2027 elections, even though Peter Obi is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s most popular presidential candidates.
He pointed out that before the February 25, 2023 presidential election, he had voiced concerns and warnings to the Labour Party and Peter Obi about potential pitfalls that could hinder their electoral success. However, his warnings were largely ignored, and the election was lost, followed by another loss at the Tribunal.
Fadojoe emphasized that the defeat was not due to a superior candidate like Tinubu but a failure in political strategy. He expressed disappointment that instead of addressing internal issues promptly, efforts were now being focused on pursuing legal avenues, including the Supreme Court, which he believed would ultimately lead to further disappointment.
He lamented that the Nigerian political system is designed in a way that once a president is in office, it becomes challenging for the court to remove them, regardless of the circumstances. He called upon the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Act to ensure that all election petition cases are resolved before the inauguration, which would enable judges to deliver verdicts without fear or favor.
Fadojoe advised Peter Obi to abandon the idea of taking the case to the Supreme Court and let Atiku handle the legal proceedings. He believed that the Supreme Court would likely uphold the lower court’s verdict. Instead, Fadojoe urged Peter Obi to focus on resolving the internal party dispute between Julius Aburre and Lamidi Apapa, a conflict born out of greed and corruption. He warned that if this issue is not addressed promptly, it could lead to further disaster for the party.