A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and a professor of political economy, Pat Utomi, will contest the presidential ticket of the Labour Party at the national convention of the party scheduled to hold today in Asaba, Delta State.
Theeditorial.ng gathered that Obi and Utomi are the two leading presidential candidates of the party.
Recall that on Friday, Obi, a presidential aspirant, joined LP hours after announcing the resignation of his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The ex-Anambra State Governor said his decision to join LP aligns with the interest of Nigerians across different sectors.
He said, “Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.”
Utomi, who is a co-convener of the National Consultative Front is one of the stakeholders creating awareness on the need for a third force that will break the dominance of two major political parties in the country.