2027: Former Sokoto Governor, Bafarawa Speaks on Possible Emergence of Peter Obi as PDP’s Candidate

2027: Former Sokoto Governor, Bafarawa Speaks on Possible Emergence of Peter Obi as PDP’s Candidate

  • Ahead of the 2027 general elections, speculations continue on the chances of Peter Obi returning to the PDP or the possibility of a merger between the Labour Party and the PDP
  • Legit.ng recalls that in May, Obi expressed openness to the idea of a merger between his party and the PDP
  • In an interview, former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, spoke on who will decide the PDP's presidential flagbearer in the 2027 election

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Sokoto, Sokoto state - Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state, has said "the people will decide" who the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be in 2027.

Legit.ng reports that the PDP is currently Nigeria's main opposition party. The party governed the country for 16 years: from 1999 to 2015. However, it has lost the last three presidential elections to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Speculations continue on the chances of Peter Obi returning to the PDP or the possibility of a merger between the Labour Party and the PDP. Photo credit: @PeterObi
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During the last general election in 2023, political allies Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi contested for the presidency on different platforms. While Atiku remained with the PDP, Obi decamped to the Labour Party (LP).

Atiku, a former vice-president emerged as runner-up and Obi came third.

Many political observers believe both men contesting on different platforms gave the ruling APC and Bola Tinubu, who eventually became president, the upper hand in the poll.

In an interview with The Punch, published on Sunday, June 9, Bafarawa was asked a question on who the PDP should pick should Obi decide to return to the party, the two-term ex-Sokoto governor replied:

"The people, Nigerians will decide who the flagbearer will be."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku disclosed that he would contest for president in 2027.

The PDP chieftain stated this in a recent interview with the Voice of America (VOA).

Atiku, 77, made this assertion a few days after meeting with Obi in Abuja.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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