2023: Why we won’t merge with Peter Obi’s Labour Party – ADC presidential candidate, Kachikwu

The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, has said the flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, is part of the “old political order” in Nigeria.

Kachikwu made this comment during an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday night.

According to him, ADC would rather form an alliance with Social Democratic Party (SDP) and African Action Congress (AAC) ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.

“You mentioned small and fringe parties coming together. When you mentioned fringe parties, you mentioned Labour Party and so on.

“It is not about small parties; it is about those who had ruled us — Peter Obi, Atiku and Asiwaju and those who never ruled before. That is the difference.

“Someone like SDP and Sowore, we will consider working together absolutely.

“Why won’t we come together with Peter Obi and the Labour Party and see him as part of the smaller parties? Simply because there is no difference between Peter Obi, Atiku and Asiwaju — they are part of the old political order.

“They are people who held offices and more of the same. They have absolutely nothing to offer. There is no reason to say we should come together for the purpose of power,” Kachikwu said.