The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council has said that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi is not in any form of discussion with his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku had reportedly said he is in talks with Obi and the flag bearer of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso ahead of the February 25th presidential poll.
The Head of Media of the Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said that the claim is false and baseless, emphasing that Obi is the race to win and has no intention to step down for Atiku.
“We have been inundated with enquiries about the claim of an on-going discussion between our Presidential ticket and the camp of PDP’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar,” the statement partly read.
“For emphasis, we wish to repeat, as we have said all day, that the claim is totally false and baseless. We are not in any talks with Atiku or anyone else with a view to stepping down from a race in which we are the frontrunner.
“Peter Obi is in the contest to win in consonance with the aspiration of majority of Nigerians who desire a New Nigeria devoid of lies, corruption and selfish scheming.”
Obi who was Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election under the PDP, was a member of the PDP till weeks before the PDP presidential primary in May 2022 when he dumped the party “based on principles”. Obi frequently referred to the former vice-president as his “elder brother”.
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