2027 Presidency: Atiku Explains Why He May Support Peter Obi

May 18, 2024 | Uncategorized

  • PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has explained what transpired when he hosted his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi
  • The former vice president hinted that he may have to support Peter Obi if the merger between the Labour Party and the PDP works out
  • Atiku gave reasons for his decision, adding that both parties can merge to achieve a common goal

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FCT, Abuja Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president of Nigeria, has hinted at the possibility of working with Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, to defeat President Bola Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2027.

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During the week, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election met with his Labour Party counterpart at his private residence in Abuja.

Atiku Abubakar of the PDP has disclosed the reason he may support Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the 2027 presidential election.
Atiku speaks on supporting Peter Obi in 2027
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Why I met with Peter Obi, Atiku opens up

In an interview with the BBC Hausa, Atiku said it was just the usual meeting between the opposition. He added that such meetings are healthy for the country’s democracy.

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The former vice president said a merger between the PDP and the Labour Party was possible, The Sun reported. His statement read in part:

“Yes, it’s very much possible. We can merge to achieve a common goal, and nothing can stop us if we so wish to achieve that.”

Why PDP may merge with Labour Party

Atiku further dismissed the insinuation that the choice of a presidential candidate would frustrate the merger, adding that such an issue would not even arise, as he expressed optimism that the merger would come and stay.

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He said:

“If the party decides that it’s the turn of the South-East and Peter Obi is chosen, I won’t hesitate to support him.”

Recall that Peter Obi left the PDP before the 2023 presidential election and joined the Labour Party, where he became the party’s flagbearer. Obi and Atiku recorded significant scores in the outcome of the 2023 election.

PDP, Labour Party Kick as US endorsed Tinubu’s victory

Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP and Labour Party kicked against a US report that claimed the 2023 election results reflected the will of the voters.

The opposition parties faulted the report’s conclusion, citing the widespread irregularities during the election.

The PDP and the Labour Party added that they will resist the ruling APC’s move to turn Nigeria into a one-party system.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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