BREAKING: Presidential Election Largely Flawed And Should Be Challanged, Atiku Says, Opens To Forming An Alliance With LP’s Obi
Atiku Abubakar has stated his willingness to form an alliance with Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.
The PDP presidential candidate for the 2023 elections made the remark at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, a day after the All Progressives Congress (APCBola )’s Tinubu was declared the winner of Saturday’s election.
While the PDP and LP have both rejected the results of the election, Atiku, who ran alongside Obi in the 2019 election, has stated that he is willing to work with the former Anambra State governor.
“So, as far as I am concerned, Peter is welcome to dialogue with the PDP. We are ready to dialogue with him. I don’t think we will have a problem if he wants to dialogue with the PDP, whether for an alliance or not,” he said during the event.
Obi, a former PDP chieftain, left the party before the presidential primary to join the LP, where he became its candidate.
But Atiku has faulted the move which he said was “hasty” and not well-thought-out.
“At the time Peter decided to leave the PDP for the Labour Party, we had not really begun our primary process,” Atiku explained. “So, the question of whether he was going to get a ticket or not did not arise.”
He claimed the LP flagbearer only took votes in PDP strongholds and could not have won the presidential election relying just on the South-East.
Agreed; that it is a fact that he took our votes in the South-East and South-South and that of course would not make him a president. You all know that to be a president of this country, you all need votes from every part of the country,” he added.