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‘I Don’t See The Possibility’: Ex-Reps Member Rules Out Planned Obi, Atiku Alliance



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Tajudeen Yusuf, a former member of the House of Representatives, has ruled out the possibility of an alliance between the former vice president Atiku Abubakar and former Anambra governor Peter Obi.

Talks of an alliance between Obi and Atiku gained mileage following a meeting between the duo some weeks back.

Obi was Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the former defected to the Labour Party (LP) in the build-up to the 2023 poll.

But Hon. Tajudeen says he does not see both politicians working together when Nigerians head to the ballot in 2027.

“They have worked together before in 2019. It would not be out of place if they worked together again. I am not in their minds, but I don’t see the possibility,” he explained on Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today.

The former lawmaker said Atiku’s comment after the meeting and other roadblocks make an alliance between the duo a serious task.

“They met a few days ago, and after the meeting, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar came out to say he will continue to contest as long as he’s alive and healthy,” he noted.

“To me, that was to send a signal to those, especially the media, who were running with the notion that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar might step down and shelve his political ambition for Peter. But the follow-up statement a week later clarified that.”

He believes both men may contest the poll in 2027 under their respective platforms.





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