Kenneth Okonkwo, a spokesman for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, responded to a statement made by Atiku Abubakar of 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.
Reacting to the statement on Tuesday night, the actor cum politician via his Twitter handle urged the public to disregard the claims of Atiku, adding that the former vice president should be the one to do the honourable thing of stepping down for the LP flag bearer after admitting publicly of using SPVs to siphon Nigeria’s money.
He said: “It’s gratifying to hear that Atiku is considering stepping down for @PeterObi in the Presidential race. Coming at the heels of Atiku’s confession of using SPVs to siphon Nigeria money, according to Michael Achimugu, this is the wisest thing to do by him …
“This is the only way the talk he is initiating can make sense. Please disregard any other assertion from the lying PDP because the only honourable thing left for Atiku to do is an unconditional stepping down for @PeterObi to usher in a new Nigeria.”