… ‘It’s true, I didn’t inform Atiku before leaving PDP’
BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE
PRESIDENTIAL Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, said on Monday, that he did not inform the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, when he took the decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party.
His position corroborates Atiku’s claim in a recent interview with Arise TV.
Obi noted that Atiku was an “elder brother” he respected so much and would have wanted to carry along, but that he refused to carry him as well as close family members along so that he would not be discouraged.
He spoke on Channels TV Politics Today programme, anchored by Seun Okinbaloye and monitored by THE POINT.
On whether he actually bought his way through to get the Labour Party ticket, Obi, who was Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election, said the party’s primary election was very transparent, noting that there was nothing of such.
While saying that the Osun election should not be a yardstick for what 2023 election would look like for LP because he had just been in the party for about six weeks, the presidential candidate noted that his supporters were not just social media supporters.
“I’ve campaigned for PDP in Ekiti, in Osun, and others before the Osun election, so it would be unfair to judge us with that,” he said.
“I’m going into the contest to be the next president of Nigeria. I think I have all it takes to win,” he added, while responding to a question on whether he would still be willing to work with Atiku.
“For me, my concentration is how to solve the problem of Nigeria, pulling poor Nigerians out of poverty and creating jobs for our teeming youths,” he added.