"It Is Normal": PDP Chieftain Speaks on Atiku, Obi's Permutation

"It Is Normal": PDP Chieftain Speaks on Atiku, Obi's Permutation

  • Atiku Abubakar of the PDP's recent meeting with Peter Obi of the Labour Party has been described as mere two friends playing host to each other
  • PDP chieftain Rilwan Olanrewaju, in an interview with Legit.ng, said he did not see any permutation in their meetings because 2027 was still far
  • Olanrewaju noted that the ruling APC was spreading the rumour of them working together in the 2027 election

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Rilwan Olanrewaju, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the recent meeting between the former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, was a normal event in politics.

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In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, the PDP chieftain maintained that the media should not interpret the meeting between Atiku and Obi differently, adding that 2027 was still a long journey.

PDP chieftain Rilwan Olanrewaju has maintained that there is no permutation in the meeting between Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, adding that it was normal thing in politics.
No permutation between Atiku and Obi yet, PDP chieftain says Photo Credit: @atiku
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Olanrewaju posited that Nigerians are eager to see two like-minds working together to revive the country, adding that nothing is impossible in politics though, but opined that the meeting of Obi and Atiku was just two friends having a courtesy meeting.

APC spreading rumour about Atiku, Obi's meeting

He alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) spread most speculations about the meeting between the former PDP presidential candidate and his counterpart in the Labour Party.

His statement reads:

"H.E. Alhaji Abubakar and H.E. Peter Obi are friends and brothers. I don’t see any permutations yet, as it’s still very premature. It’s normal for two friends to meet and spend time together.

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"I understand Nigerians' anticipation and passion to see two brilliant minds working together in the future. In politics, everything is possible, but in my opinion, two friends met, and I don’t think we should read too much into the media speculations, especially from the ruling APC.
"Like I said, I would be happy to see them work together in the future, but as it stands, it's all hands on deck."

Atiku speaks on Kano royal tussle

Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, has reacted to the royal tussle between Muhammadu Sanusi and Aminu Ado Bayero in Kano.

The ex-PDP presidential candidates condemned the act of deploying the military on the matter, saying such would upset the peace and security in the state.

According to Atiku, President Bola Tinubu's administration needs to be reminded that Kano is known for peace and security, and an attempt to destabilise it would be defended.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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