“PDP Cannot Win Alone”: House of Reps Aspirant Explains Why Peter Obi Should Reject Atiku’s Offer

“PDP Cannot Win Alone”: House of Reps Aspirant Explains Why Peter Obi Should Reject Atiku’s Offer

  • Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar's recent linkup has further confirmed the possibility of the PDP and the Labour Party alliance in 2027
  • Interestingly, Atiku has maintained that he is willing to allow Peter Obi to get the presidential ticket, but the leadership of the PDP will call the final shot
  • In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, LP chieftain, Eunice Atuejide, insisted that Obi and Atiku's merger was a good move, but returning to the PDP at this stage was not a great option

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Eunice Atuejide, Labour Party (LP) chieftain, has backed the possible alliance between Peter Obi, the party's presidential candidate in the last election, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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LP chieftain reacts to Peter Obi's meeting with Atiku
Eunice Atuejide, Labour Party (LP) chieftain, urged Peter Obi not to consider returning to the PDP but to form an alliance with Atiku. Photo credit: Eunice Atuejide, Atiku Abubakar
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However, she noted that an alliance between Obi and Atiku that warrants the LP flagbearer returning to PDP was ill-informed.

Recall that Peter Obi met with Atiku, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa from 2007 to 2015, in Abuja on Tuesday, May 14.

The meeting was the first between the two politicians after they lost out in the 2023 general elections. However, the details of the meeting were not immediately known.

In an interview with the BBC Hausa, Atiku said his recent linkup with Obi was just the usual meeting between the opposition. He added that such meetings were healthy for the country's democracy.

Eunice Atuejide: "Obi returning to PDP, ill-informed"

In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng via telephone on Sunday, May 19, Atuejide said the opposition parties cannot dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) without forming an alliance in 2027.

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But she opined that Obi returning to the PDP and agreeing to contest for president alongside Atiku was not a good idea.

Buttressing her point, the LP chieftain stated thus:

"Peter Obi will always be Atiku's boy, and there's nothing wrong with that. However, an alliance with Atiku that warrants his returning to PDP is ill-informed.
"A merger of PDP and LP is a better option, however the option should ONLY be pursued if an agreement can be reached about the process of choosing the candidates of the 2027 election and ensuring that whatever process is agreed is free, fair, transparent, and credible, and not influenced solely by the exchange of money as is usually the case in most political parties in Nigeria."
"LP cannot win 2027 alone, neither can PDP so an alliance of sorts is needed, however an alliance with Atiku which permits PO to go back to PDP at this stage is not a great option for Nigeria and Nigerians."

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In another development, Legit.ng reported that Reno Omokri said no northerner would agree to contest the presidency alongside Peter Obi in the 2027 elections.

According to Omokri, Atiku Abubakar, NNPP flagbearer Rabiu Kankwaso, and the former Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai would not be willing to work with Obi, as many speculated.

Omokri wondered about the significance of Obi’s rapprochement with northern powerbrokers in the PDP. He stressed that “right now, Peter Obi is tainted.”

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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