The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has dismissed reports of any discussion with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over a possible alliance.
Reacting to Atiku’s allusion to the fact that talk was already ongoing for possible alliance, Peter Obi, through the spokes person of Obi-Datti campaign organization, Yunusa Tanko, said that those making the alliance claim are just trying to exploit Obi’s popularity.
“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.”
Atiku had in an interview with BBC Hausa service today, February 1, said that he was in talks with Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) for possible alliance.
The former Vice President said however that he did not see the two presidential candidates as threats 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.”
Source: The PUNCH.