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2023: I’m not in presidential race to negotiate with Atiku, says Peter Obi

Mr Obi also responded to Mr Atiku’s statement dismissing him and the Labour Party as structureless and non-contender that cannot win an election.

• July 26, 2022
Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, says he is in the 2023 presidential race to win and not to negotiate with another party’s candidate.

Asked if he is considering the possibility of aligning with Mr Atiku, who he ran with in the 2019 presidential election, Mr Obi said “nobody goes into a match thinking of what will happen. Everyone is going into it to win.”

“I’m going into this contest to be the next President of Nigeria. I think I have all it takes to win,” Mr Obi told Channels TV in an interview on Monday night.

Mr Obi also responded to Mr Atiku’s statement dismissing him and the Labour Party as structureless and non-contender that cannot win an election.

“Miracle is at the root of our faith, what strengthens our faith is miracle,” he answered in reply to the PDP’s presidential candidate who he still regards as a friend. “What strengthens our faith is miracle. I am looking forward to the next miracle next year to complete my journey.”

Mr Obi, a former Anambra governor, is railing against more formidable political opponents like former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the ruling APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.

He has however enjoyed a rave following among young people who have continued to mobilise support for him online and offline.

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