2027 Elections: Obi, Atiku can’t work together – Tajudeen Yusuf

Peter Obi

Tajudeen Yusuf a  former member of the House of Representatives has dismissed the notion that Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar could form partnership ahead of 2027 general elections in the country.

It would be recalled that talks of an alliance between Obi, the presidential candidate of the  LP in the 2027 election, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart Atiku gained mileage following a meeting between the duo some weeks back.

Obi was Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election under the PDP before the former joined LP in the leadup to the 2023 poll.

However, Tajudeen said that he does not see both working together when Nigerians head to the ballot in three years time.

“They have worked together before in 2019. It would not be out of place if they work together again. I am not in their minds but I don’t see the possibility,” he said on Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today.

According to him, Atiku’s comment after the meeting and other roadblocks make an alliance between the duo a herculean task.

“They met a few days ago and after the meeting, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar came out to say he will continue to contest as long as he’s alive and healthy,” the former lawmaker insisted.

“To me, that was to send a signal to those, especially the media, who were running with the notion that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar might step down and shelve his political ambition for Peter. But the follow-up statement a week later clarified that.”

He thinks both men may contest the poll in 2027 which makes talks of a merger difficult.