2027 Presidency: Atiku hints on PDP/LP merger, as quest to unseat Tinubu intensifies

Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has hinted at the possibility of supporting his Labour Party (LP) counterpart in the last election, Peter Obi, in 2027. The former Vice-President, who is currently on a merger talk with stakeholders of some opposition political parties, has said he will not hesitate to support Obi in the next election if the Party picks the former Anambra State governor. According to earlier reports, Atiku gave the hint in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)…

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2027: “We’ll follow him to PDP” – Obi’s supporters react to Atiku’s willingness  to step down for him if…

Atiku Obi supporters

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s declaration that he would be willing to step down for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last election, should the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agree to hand him the ticket, has continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians. While many of Obi’s supporters say they will gladly follow him back to the PDP, some of those who support Atiku’s ambition insist that he would not step down for anyone, and are instead urging the former Anambra State governor…

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“I’ll support Obi in 2027 if…” – Atiku

Atiku on Obi

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the South-East’s turn and selects Peter Obi as its candidate, he will readily offer his support. According to him, “I have said repeatedly, and I even said it before the 2023 general elections, that if the PDP decides to zone the presidential ticket to the South or South-East specifically, I won’t contest it. As long as it’s the decision of the party, I will abide by…

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“​Tinubu will survive, be re-elected in 2027” – APC

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…Says Atiku, Obi’s renewed plot shall fail In the wake of the seeming political re-alignment between Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi, of the Labour Party, an All-Progressives Congress (APC) group has declared that no amount of renewed plot can stop President Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being re-elected in 2027. The APC group, under the aegis of National Progressive Hub (NPH), further stated that President Tinubu will survive whatever plot hatched by Atiku and Obi. The position of the APC group is coming few days…

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“Halt planned N20tr pension fund deployment for infrastructure”  – Atiku tells FG

Atiku 2 FG

The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has called for an immediate halt to the Federal Government’s plan to deploy the N20 trillion Pension Fund for infrastructure development. Recall that Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Wale Edun, had on Tuesday informed State House reporters, following a two-day Federal Executive Council (FEC) session chaired by President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abujs. Edun emphasised that this initiative is integral to Tinubu’s overarching efforts to stabilize the economy amidst elevated inflation and interest rates. He…

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State of the Nation: Peter Obi visits Atiku, Saraki, Lamiɗo in Abuja

Peter Obi visits Atiku

Worried about the state of the nation and the increasing uncertainty in the living conditions of the poor and under-privileged,  the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, yesterday visited some top Nigerians in Abuja, among whom are former Vice-President, the PDP Presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamiɗo. At the center of discussion during each of these visits was the state of the nation and how to reduce the suffering…

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Workers Day: “No administration has trampled on workers’ rights like Tinubu’s” – Atiku  

Atiku Abubakar

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has said the President Bola Tinubu administration is the worst violator of workers’ rights in the nation’s history. Abubakar said this in a statement issued yesterday to felicitate with Nigerian workers on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day. Abubakar said despite the improved working conditions of workers globally, the situation in Nigeria remains “dire”. The statement reads: “As Nigerian workers join their counterparts across the world today to celebrate International Workers Day, it is a sobering truth that the plight of the Nigerian worker remains…

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PDP NEC meeting: Tension, as Atiku, NASS members, Govs., Wike renew battle for party’s soul

PDP battle

Indications have emerged to suggest that the next few days are expected to be turbulent times for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), as major gladiators within the it are jostling for the soul of the former ruling party. Findings have revealed that the leadership as well as the ranks of the Party is sharply divided into two broad camps ahead of the scheduled meetings of the major organs with regards to the fate of the Acting National Chairman, Amb. Umar Illya Damagum, to continue in office. Recall that…

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“Lagos-Calabar highway costs N4bn per kilometre — NOT N22bn” – Umahi counters Atiku’s claim

Dave Umahi Minister of works

The Federal Government says the 700-kilometre (km) Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project will cost N4 billion per kilometre. Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, stated this on Wednesday, during an interview in a television programme. Recall that former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, in an issued statement on April 7, estimated that the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project could cost the Federal Government “N15.7 trillion” — putting the approximation of each kilometre being built at N22.5 billion. He said the estimate is based on the N1.06 trillion earmarked for 47.47 kilometres (km) (pilot phase) of…

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Lagos-Calabar highway: “Why is project starting from Chagoury’s Eko Atlantic?” – Atiku hits Tinubu again

lagos calabar

Former vice-president and the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has again, challenged President Bola Tinubu to answer some critical questions regarding the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project. Atiku, who was responding to a statement by Bayo Onanuga, presidential spokesman in response to his earlier remarks on the project, stated that the Tinubu administration could not continue to dodge the question on the cost implication of a project which would be funded by taxpayers money at a time Nigeria was still facing dire economic…

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