The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said has not plans to it work for the presidential aspiration of Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Mr Chinedu Obigwe, the national coordinator, APGA Media Warriors Forum, who said this at a press conference in Awka, Anambra State on Thursday, insisted that it was in the best interest of the party to work against Obi in favour of APGA candidates.
According to Obigwe, APGA faithful have remained committed to working in favour of all its candidates in the elections.
He said anybody expecting APGA to work in favour of the former Anambra State governor in this 2023 election is dwelling in “self-deceit and living in fool’s paradise”.
According to him, working against Obi is the right thing to do in the best interest of APGA.
He said, “I hate being sentimental on important issues and like saying the raw truth without minding whose ox is gored.
“Our self-acclaimed Saint Peter Obi as the Labour Party presidential candidate has nothing in common with APGA as a party and APGA faithful, because he is now a political enemy.
“Labour Party members will work against APGA candidates in the forthcoming general election and it is also expected of APGA faithful to work against Peter Obi and other Labour Party candidates in the election.
“Anybody expecting APGA faithful to work in favour of Peter Obi in this 2023 election is dwelling in self-deceit and living in fool’s paradise.
“Such a thing will not work because no sane person will take the fish in his or her boat to the boat of a political enemy.
“I don’t know how to paint words or to be economical with the truth hence my reason for maintaining my stand that Peter Obi’s ill-conceived presidential ambition is dead on arrival.
“Governor Chukwuma Soludo does not need to tell APGA faithful to work against Peter Obi because they already know that it is the right thing for them to do in the interest of our party, APGA.
“The evil plot of Obi for APGA candidates to suffer bandwagon effect in this 2023 general election will fail.
“It will die a natural death because APGA faithful are committed to working in favour of all APGA candidates in this 2023 general election.”