PDP vs LP: Fresh Permutations as Peter Obi Visits Atiku

PDP vs LP: Fresh Permutations as Peter Obi Visits Atiku

  • Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, has played host to Peter Obi, the former Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election
  • This is coming days after Atiku's aide, Paul Ibe, disclosed that the former PDP presidential candidate is open to working with Obi, just as they did in the 2019 presidential election, ahead of 2027
  • Some Nigerians have taken to the comment section of the post and expressed their views about the move

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Politicians have continued to make permutations ahead of the 2027 general election. The latest development was the visit of Peter Obi, the former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, to his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

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In a tweet on Monday, May 13, the former vice president said it was an honour to play host to the former governor of Anambra state.

Atiku Abubakar hosted Peter Obi ahead of the 2027 election for fresh permutation.
Peter Obi, Atiku meet Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi
Source: Twitter

However, Atiku did not give details of his meeting with Obi. The duo's meeting came days after Atiku's spokesperson, Paul Ibe, hinted that the two politicians' coming together was possible in an interview with Seun Okin.

How Wike sents Obi out of PDP

Recall that Obi was Atiku's vice presidential candidate in the 2019 election before the former left the PDP ahead of the 2013 election.

In the podcast interview, Ibe claimed that Atiku was not responsible for Peter Obi's departure from the PDP but that Nyesom Wike, the minister of the FCT, should be blamed.

According to Ibe, Atiku supported the zoning formula but insisted that the ticket be zoned to the Southeast. However, Wike frustrated the effort, and the presidential ticket was zoned to the entire South, so Atiku contested and won the ticket.

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How Nigerians react to Atiku, Obi's reunion

Some Nigerians have taken to the comment section of Atiku's post to express their reaction to the development. Below are some of their reactions:

Deborah Tolu-Kolawole GenZ, a journalist, took to the comment section of the post and said:

"Scenes where PO agrees to be VP/running mate to Atiku in 2027. Will Obidients still support him? Since most people view AA as a corrupt person capable of staining PO’s white."

Another user, Otunba, wrote:

"If Atiku and Peter Obi work together in 2027, they’ll kick Bola Tinubu out.
"Two options.
"1) Atiku drops his ambition and supports Peter Obi for President.
"2) Peter Obi agrees to be Atiku’s running mate, then in 2031 after Atiku’s administration Obi will run as President."

Abdul-Aziz Na'ibi Abubakar said the PDP has learnt its lesson, and there is a need to form a united opposition.

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"Lesson learnt! United Opposition 2027."

Queen Bee tweeted:

"What is going on here?
"Anything less than Atiku throwing his weight behind Peter Obi for Presidency in 2027 will not be acceptable.
"Atiku must play the fatherly role now and not allow Wike's plan to be actualised in 2027."

Adeleke Opeyemi wrote:

"After he betrayed you in 2023 after he called you all sorts of names during the electioneering process?
"Kojoli, even if you both come together again in 2027, you will not see V not talk of Victory. Congregation of Losers, Both as an individual or collectively."

See the tweet here:

PDP, Labour Party Kick as US endorsed Tinubu's victory

Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP and Labour Party have kicked against a US report that claimed the 2023 election results reflected the will of the voters.

The opposition parties faulted the report's conclusion, citing the widespread irregularities during the election.

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The PDP and the Labour Party added that they will resist the ruling APC's move to turn Nigeria into a one-party system.

Source: Legit.ng

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