Peter Gregory Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), has denied claims that he has discussed forming an alliance with Atiku Abubakar, the nominee for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to The Site News, the former vice president said in an interview with BBC Hausa that he is in talks with LP presidential contender Peter Obi and that it’s probable that Obi will give up his bid for the presidency in favor of him.
The former Vice President had stated that he doesn’t see the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Obi as a threat to his ambition.
“Although I see no threat in any of them, we are in talks, and the discussion might yield a positive result that will see one of them coming,” Atiku told the interviewer.
Speaking for Peter Obi on Wednesday, the Obi-Datti campaign organisation spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko, said those making the alliance claim are just trying to exploit Obi’s popularity.
He told The PUNCH: “As of yesterday, before we left Numan, there was nothing of such nature. We are busy with campaigns. We are not aware of anything like an alliance.
“I think somebody is just trying to cash out on the Obi-Datti ticket. We are right now campaigning in Sokoto and we will be in Zamfara.”