The Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council has put out a statement denying any talks whatsoever with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Campaign Council declared that Peter Obi was the clear frontrunner in the presidential race.
In the statement released by Diran Onifade, Head of Media Team for the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, it said Peter Obi was not in talks with Atiku or any other candidate.
Recall that in a recent interview with the BBC Hausa Service, Atiku Abubakar had mentioned that he was holding talks with Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), for possible collaboration in the February 2023 elections. Atiku added that both candidates were not threats to him winning the elections.
However, the Obi team have clearly rebutted that argument from Atiku.
Part of their statement reads:
“For emphasis, we wish to repeat, as we have said all day, that the claim is totally false and baseless. We are not in any talks with Atiku or anyone else with a view to stepping down from a race in which we are the frontrunner.
“Peter Obi is in the contest to win in consonance with the aspiration of the majority of Nigerians who desire a New Nigeria devoid of lies, corruption and selfish scheming,”