• Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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2027: Peter Obi gives condition for LP-PDP merger

2023 elections behind, Atiku hosts Peter Obi, in Abuja

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last general elections, has expressed openness to the idea of merger between his party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In an interview on NoireTV-GlobalBlackTV released on YouTube on Saturday, Obi said he is open to the idea provided that the goal is to better govern Nigeria and unlock its vast potential.

“If the merger is to be able to govern Nigeria properly, unlock all those things that will make Nigeria a better place, I’m for it.

“If it’s just a merger for election or state capture, I’m not for it or part of it, I don’t want to be part of anything like that,” he said.

Reacting to the prospect of being supported as a Southeast presidential candidate in 2027, the former governor of Anambra expressed gratitude to Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP, for showing interest in supporting him ahead of the next general election.

He added that his primary concern is not personal ambition or political maneuvering, but rather the well-being of Nigeria and its people.

“I commend him and I’m grateful for his statements, especially where he said he will support me if it (the presidential ticket) goes to the South East.

“I’m not desperate to be president, I’m desperate to see Nigeria work, especially for the poor people because we have a lot of potential,” Obi said.

Recall that Obi met with Atiku and other PDP chieftains in Abuja a few weeks ago. The meetings have fuelled speculation of a possible merger between the opposition leaders.