I'm Ready To Support Peter Obi In 2027— Atiku

By Damilare Adeleye

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has hinted at the possibility of supporting Peter Obi in 2027 when next general elections would be conducted.

The former Vice President, who is currently on a merger talk with stakeholders of some opposition political parties, said he will not hesitate to support Obi in the next election if PDP picks the former Anambra governor.

According to reports, Atiku gave the hint in an interview with BBC Hausa Service.

It would be recalled that Obi and Atiku recently met behind closed doors, sparking speculations about a merger of some opposition political parties ahead of the 2027 general elections.

Confirming the move by opposition parties to align in a bid to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2027 election, Atiku said, “We can merge to achieve a common goal. So, it’s possible and nothing can stop it if we so wish to achieve that.

Atiku said if the new “party decides that it’s the turn of the South-East and Peter Obi is chosen, I won’t hesitate to support him.

“I have said repeatedly and I even said it before the 2023 general elections that if PDP decides to zone the presidential ticket to the South or South-East specifically, I won’t contest it.

“As long as it is the decision of the party, I will abide by it. But I contested the 2023 presidential ticket because it was thrown open to all members of the party.”