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Atiku Speaks On Backing Peter Obi For 2027 Presidency

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has hinted at supporting his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, in the 2027 elections.

This comes as Atiku engaged in merger discussions with stakeholders from various opposition political parties.

In an interview with BBC Hausa, the former Vice President said he was willing to back Obi if nominated for the presidency in 2027.

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

He added, “I have said repeatedly and I even said it before the 2023 general elections that if PDP decides to zone the presidential ticket to the South or South-East specifically, I won’t contest it.”

“As long as it is the decision of the party, I will abide by it. But I contested the 2023 presidential ticket because it was thrown open to all members of the party”.

Recall that Obi and Atiku had a meeting behind closed doors which fueled speculation about a potential coalition among opposition parties aimed at unseating the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next general elections.

Confirming the merger talks, Atiku said, “We can merge to achieve a common goal. So, it’s possible and nothing can stop it if we so wish to achieve that.”

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