2027: I may not hesitate to back Obi on one condition – Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has hinted at the possibility of supporting his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi in the 2027 election.

The former Vice President said he will not hesitate to support Obi in the next presidential election if the political party picks the former Anambra governor.

According to The Sun, Atiku stated this an interview with BBC Hausa Service while confirming the move by opposition parties to form a merger in a bid to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC

Atiku said; “We can merge to achieve a common goal. So, it’s possible and nothing can stop it if we so wish to achieve that. If the [new] party decides that it’s the turn of the South-East and Peter Obi is chosen, I won’t hesitate to support him.

“I have said repeatedly and I even said it before the 2023 general elections that if PDP decides to zone the presidential ticket to the South or South-East specifically, I won’t contest it.

“As long as it is the decision of the party, I will abide by it. But I contested the 2023 presidential ticket because it was thrown open to all members of the party”.

CorrectNG reports that Obi and Atiku recently met behind closed doors, sparking speculations about opposition political parties forming an alliance ahead of the 2027 general elections.