Obi And Kwankwaso Won’t Resign In Favor Of Atiku Says The Labour Party And NNPP
On Wednesday, the Labour Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party declared that their presidential candidates would not retire in favor of Atiku Abubakar, the nominee of the Peoples Democratic Party. As the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council warned the LP standard bearer, Peter Obi, and his NNPP counterpart, Rabiu Kwankwaso, not to trust Atiku, the two opposition parties made this statement.
The PCC issued a warning in response to assertions made by the PDP presidential candidate that he was in contact with Obi and Kwankwaso before the election on February 25. In an interview with the BBC Hausa, Atiku said that he was in discussions with the LP and NNPP candidates. But the former vice president withheld information on the nature of the talks and, if any, the terms of the agreement.
Festus Keyamo, the APC Campaign Council’s spokesman, advised Nigerians to disregard the alleged negotiations, saying a former vice president is a man the leaders of his party cannot even trust. In an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday in Abuja, the Director-General of the LP Presidential Campaign Council, Akin Oshuntokun, stated that Obi had no intention of making a deal with Atiku until he committed to stepping down in exchange for the former governor of Anambra State.