2027: ‘Why Atiku Will Not Run With Obi’, Top PDP Chieftain Opens Up

May 19, 2024 | Entertainment, News


  • Reno Omokri has quashed the possibility of Atiku Abubakar running with Peter Obi in the 2027 presidential election
  • Legit.ng had reported that Obi met with two PDP heavyweights, Atiku Abubakar and Sule Lamido, on Monday, May 13
  • The meetings sparked discussions online, with many commenters speculating about the 2027 general elections

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Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja—Ahead of the 2027 election, Reno Omokri, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Tuesday, May 14, that no northern politician of standing “in his right mind” will run with Peter Obi.

Obi was the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, in which he came third.

2027: Omokri says Atiku would not run with Peter Obi
Peter Obi (left) met with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Monday, May 13. Photo credit: @BwalaDaniel
Source: Twitter

On his verified X (formerly known as Twitter) handle, Omokri said Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Nasir-El-Rufai will not run with Peter Obi.

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Omokri’s comment comes a day after Obi visited Atiku in Abuja. Recall that Obi was Atiku’s running mate in the PDP for the 2019 presidential election.

The prominent social media personality and ex-presidential aide wrote on X:

“Yes, people will agree to meet with him (Obi) out of courtesy. Some will do so to explore if they can get him to give them his bloc vote. But no northerner of standing in his right mind will run with Obi. Not Waziri Atiku, Rabiu Kwankwaso, or Nasir-El-Rufai.

“For Arewa, you can touch the north and be forgiven. But you cannot touch Islam and be forgiven.”

Read Omokri’s full post below:

More to read on Peter Obi

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Election: Obi explains why INEC server failed

Legit.ng earlier reported that Obi said the “establishment of criminality” was responsible for the failure of the result viewing portal (IReV) portal and the purported failure of the INEC servers.

Obi, who insisted that the people must one day make it to work, explained that popular e-commerce company, Amazon, testified there were no glitches recorded globally on the day of the presidential election.

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

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