Obi’s no threat to PDP – Atiku 


The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the party is in no danger to lose any vote to his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi. 

Obi, earlier a presidential aspirant under the PDP, and Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 election in the major opposition, defected to the Labour Party and emerged the latter’s flagbearer.  

That said, the former Anambra governor is believed to be enjoying support of the youth population, particularly on social media setting off suggestion that it would affect Atiku and PDP’s fortune in next February’s election. 

 Atiku dismissed the rumoured Obi’s threat in an exclusive interview with Arise TV which was aired on Friday morning saying, “I really don’t expect the Labour Party to take as many votes from the PDP as people are suggesting. We could have seen it in the last election in Osun State. What was the performance of the Labour Party? 

“This is a party that doesn’t have a governor, doesn’t have members of the national assembly, doesn’t have members of the state Houses of Assembly. And politics in this country depends on structures you have at those various levels; at the local level, at the state level and at the national level. 

“It is very difficult for a miracle to happen simply because Peter Obi is in the Labour Party.” 


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