Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the candidates for president of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, respectively, have not reached an agreement, according to Doyin Okupe, the director general of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organization.
He made this allegation in a series of tweets on Wednesday, August 31, 2022; specifically to deny rumours that the former governor of Anambra State had struck a deal with the former vice president; which had been reported in various media.
Atiku, Obi, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo attended a meeting in London, United Kingdom; with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Wike had claimed that, contrary to popular belief, the meetings were not personal but rather in the interest of the country.
However, Okupe said; “I hereby categorically refute the false statement making the rounds; that Peter Obi has made any deal with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the PDP; with respect to the 2023 Presidential elections.
“By the Grace of God and the massive acceptance and support of the Nigerian people; home and abroad, and especially the youths; OBI IS FAR AHEAD OF ALL OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN THE COUNTRY.
“He, therefore, cannot, logically, be negotiating with any other less popular candidate(s) or their parties.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to ignore this cheap, self-serving and distracting propaganda; which we also believe is not coming from the Atiku camp.”
The former media aide to President Obasanjo stated that the Labour Party was gaining momentum with its presidential candidate; adding that the sole aim of contesting is to secure the future of Nigerian youths.
“The train of the OBIdient movement gathers more and more electorates on an hourly basis, while it is evident that the political fortunes and followership of the other parties diminish and recede like a drying lake in the scorching heat of an arid desert.
“The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation is focused on our mission which is to TAKE BACK NIGERIA & hand it over to the Nigerian Youths, to secure their collective Destiny,” Okupe added.