Presidency Speaks On Atiku-Obi’s Plot Ahead Of 2027

By Damilare Adeleye

The presidency has said that President Bola Tinubu is not bothered about the political game the 2023 presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi are playing.

Tinubu’s Special Adviser on information and strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said the President was focused on fixing the country’s economy and not the game Atiku and Obi are playing.

Onanuga spoke against the backdrop of a possible merger between Atiku and Obi.

Last week, Obi had met with Atiku, former Senate President Bukola Saraki and a PDP chieftain, Sule Lamido.

Speaking with BBC Hausa, Atiku had hinted on stepping down for the former Anambra State governor during the 2027 presidential election.

However, speaking on Saturday in Abuja, Onanuga said: “We are only surprised that they are plotting just one year after an election they lost. They are still behaving like sore losers.

“We are not bothered by the games they are playing, as they are revealing their mindset. They are mere politicians who only think about the next election.

“President Tinubu is a true statesman who is concerned about fulfilling his promises to Nigerians.

“At the moment, he is very busy resetting the economy of our country for the better, laying the foundation that ought to have been laid decades ago.”