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Atiku, Obi: United by mutual desperation, says APC

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Speculation is rife following a recent meeting between Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), and Atiku Abubakar, his counterpart from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This encounter has stirred rumors of a potential alliance or even a merger between the two political figures ahead of the 2027 elections.

However, the details remain unclear: Will Obi return to the PDP? Will Atiku shift his allegiance to the LP? Or will both men forge a new path with Pat Utomi’s proposed mega party?

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Felix Morka, addressed these speculations in a statement on Tuesday.

Morka suggested that Obi’s potential return to the PDP would be unsurprising given his history of party switching, a tendency he shares with Atiku, who is well-known for his political wanderings.

“Peter Obi’s return to the PDP would be hardly surprising. His reputation as a political wayfarer is only dwarfed by Atiku’s track record as a veteran political wanderer,” Morka stated.

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He added that news of Atiku joining the Labour Party would shock no one, as it aligns with his established reputation as Nigeria’s most itinerant politician.

For now, Utomi’s mega party remains a theoretical construct, offering no concrete platform for either man.

What unites Atiku and Obi, according to Morka, is their mutual desperation to become President of Nigeria and their disdain for President Bola Tinubu’s dedicated efforts to transform the nation.

“Their restless drift in search of convenient party platforms to execute their presidential run only belies the self-indulgent and opportunistic essence of their aspirations,” Morka said.

He argued that men who lack the staying power to build or fix their own parties, and who flee at the slightest internal crisis, cannot be trusted by Nigerians to address the country’s complex political and economic challenges.

President Bola Tinubu, Morka emphasized, embodies the character, vision, tenacity, and perseverance required to drive Nigeria towards stable growth and development.

He highlighted the administration’s bold economic reforms and significant infrastructural projects, which have broken historic barriers to growth and set the stage for steady progress.

“We urge Nigerians to stand fast in their invaluable support of our great party and President Bola Tinubu’s determined commitment to deliver a stronger, more secure, and more prosperous country for us all,” Morka concluded.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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