Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that he found out Peter Obi was no longer a member of the PDP three days after he defected to Labour Party (LP).
By Henry Iheanacho
He expressed disappointment that Obi, who is the Labour Party presidential candidate, did not consult him before dumping PDP.
Atiku spoke during an exclusive interview with Arise TV which was aired on Friday, July 22.
When asked if he misses Obi who was his erstwhile vice presidential candidate during the 2019 presidential election, he said;
“Unfortunately, Peter did not consult me. We are going on and on and suddenly I heard the announcement of his defection. I think he informed me three days after he decamped to Labour Party. So, he did not even consult me.”
On the social media sensationalism and acceptability of Obi’s candidacy, Atiku said that LP cannot perform any miracles in the 2023 elections.
He said; “I really don’t expect the Labour Party to take as many votes from the PDP as people are suggesting. We could have seen it in the last election in Osun State. What was the performance of the Labour Party?
“This is a party that doesn’t have a governor, doesn’t have members of the national assembly, doesn’t have members of the state Houses of Assembly. And politics in this country depends on structures you have at those various levels; at the local level, at the state level and at the national level.
“It is very difficult for a miracle to happen simply because Peter Obi is in the Labour Party.”