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BREAKING: Peter Obi visits Atiku in Abuja

Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi has paid a courtesy visit to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Abuja on Monday, May 13.

In a tweet via his X handle, Atiku described Obi’s visit as an honour and privilege.

Although Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, did not disclosed the reason for Obi’s visit, some Nigerians on social media are of the opinion that it may not be unconnected with the 2027 elections.

Politics Nigeria reports that Obi was Atiku’s running mate during the 2019 presidential election.

The former Anambra State governor then decamped to the Labour Party few months to the 2023 primary election of the PDP.

Meanwhile, Atiku’s spokesperson, Paul Ibe, has clarified that Atiku did not play a role in  Obi’s departure from the party.

Ibe revealed that FCT minister Nyesom Wike’s promotion of his zone for the presidency in the south influenced Obi’s decision to resign from the PDP.

While acknowledging Wike’s influence in the party, Ibe said: “Wike has charted different paths to serve his interest because I don’t understand what interest, is it the PDP interest? It cannot be. It is his interest all well and good for him.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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