Peter Obi Attempts to Kneel While Greeting Atiku Abubakar at NBA Conference

Peter Obi Attempts to Kneel While Greeting Atiku Abubakar at NBA Conference

  • Peter Obi made an attempt to kneel while attempting to greet Atiku Abubakar at the NBA conference in Lagos
  • On his part, Atiku stood up and hugged Obi instead, suggesting both men still have mutual respect for each other
  • The moment between the two leading presidential candidates was captured on video by a Nigerian at the conference

Lagos - Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate made an attempt to kneel to greet Atiku Abubkar when he entered into the hall where the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) 62nd was ongoing on Monday, August 22.

Obi and Atiku
Peter Obi and Atiku have maintained a healthy relationship so far. Photo credit: Atiku Kawai Group
Source: Facebook

The former Anambra governor walked towards the former vice president and tried to kneel before him to exchange pleasantries but Atiku stopped him, stood up and gave him a hug.

Obi and Atiku have maintained mutual respect for each other since they emerged presidential candidates of their various parties.

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The duo contested in a joint ticket under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.

While supporters of both politicians have been on each others neck on social media, Obi and Atiku have maintained a healthy rivalry which has drawn applause from political watchers.

Both men have also focused on issue-based campaigns instead of the usual name-calling associated with Nigerian politics.

Nigerians react to video of Atiku and Obi hugging each other

Referring to Obi's gesture, Abidemi Olaitan wrote on Twitter:

“Very humble man I don't just know why I so much love this man, just that he's fans on social media do really attack people that criticize him.. my two thumbs for you sir and I wish you best of luck ahead.”

Iyke Presh wrote:

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“Peter Obi is so humble no wonder God and Nigerians are lifting him this high.”

Ikechukwu Obizue wrote:

“Atiku is also a humble man. Did you see how he also stood up for Peter Obi.”

Mathias Tsado wrote:

“Atiku is a very good man, I see the love he still has for Peter Obi. I still see the two of them working together before the general elections.”

Nigerians react to Bola Tinubu's absence at NBA conference

Meanwhile, Nigerians have been reacting to the absence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the NBA conference in Lagos.

Many are concerned that the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) deliberately stays away from such events where he will be scrutinised.

Some citizens are also of the opinion that a Tinubu presidency might mean he is always not available for state functions.

Peter Obi speaks at NBA conference, says only competent people should be elected in 2023

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Video shows the moment young lawyers surrounded Peter Obi at NBA conference had earlier reported that Obi spoke at the NBA conference, stressing that 60 per cent of Nigerians ought to be gainfully employed.

He also warned that should the people fail to take leadership seriously, Nigeria might be faced with more challenges that are currently bedevilling it.

The former Anambra state governor called on the people to elect competent people into key positions in the country.


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