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Atiku, Obi united by mutual desperation, disdain for Tinubu’s commitment to transform Nigeria – APC

2023 elections behind, Atiku hosts Peter Obi, in Abuja

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the meeting between Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying that the opposition leaders are “united by their mutual desperation to be president of Nigeria.”

Felix Morka, the APC national publicity secretary, said this in a statement released on Tuesday, urging Nigerians to stand fast in their invaluable support for the APC and President Bola Tinubu.

Recall that Obi paid a visit to Atiku and other members of the PDP in Abuja last week. The meetings have fuelled speculation of a possible alliance between the opposite sides ahead of the 2027 general elections.

Reacting to the development, the APC said, “What is unclear, however, is whether Obi would make a comeback to Atiku’s PDP or whether Atiku would dump his PDP and seek rehabilitation in Obi’s Labour Party or whether both men would abandon PDP and Labour, altogether, and sojourn into the political wilderness of Professor Pat Utomi’s mega party.”

The ruling party added that Obi’s return to the PDP would not be surprising, saying that “his reputation as a political wayfarer is only dwarfed by Atiku’s track record as a veteran political wanderer. News of Atiku joining the Labour party will shock no one as he will be living up to his well established reputation as the country’s most itinerant politician. For now, Utomi’s mega party remains a figment with no offering of tangible accommodation for both men.”

The APC alleged that the opposition figures “are united by their mutual desperation to be President of Nigeria and ignoble disdain for President Bola Tinubu’s focused and extraordinary commitment to the transformation of our nation.”

“Their restless drift in search of convenient party platforms to execute their presidential run only belie the self-indulgent and opportunistic essence of their aspirations. Men without the staying power to build or fix their own parties, who flee at the slightest flicker of internal crisis cannot possibly be trusted by Nigerians to tackle serious and complex national political and economic challenges that confront our nation,” the statement added.

The statement concluded by canvassing Nigerians’ support for the APC and Tinubu.

“President Bola Tinubu embodies character, vision, tenacity and doggedness required to deliver a resurgent Nigeria of stable growth and development. The administration’s bold economic policy reforms and massive infrastructural uptake have already shattered historic barriers to growth, and paved the way for steady progress and development.

“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, secure and more prosperous country for us all,” the APC stated.