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Obi not contemplating alliance with Atiku; rumour handiwork of PDP, says Adviser

Special Adviser to Peter Obi on Technology and Strategic Alliances and a 2021 Anambra Governorship Candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, has reports that key officials of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council are planning to align with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the upcoming presidential election.

He said the report that party leaders met on Monday at a top hotel in Abuja to discuss moves aimed at aligning with Atiku is fake news.

Ozigbo said the story is aimed at derailing the massive momentum of Obidients across Nigeria and worldwide who are rooting for a Peter Obi Presidency.

“The claims reported on a faceless online medium are completely false and without any basis. The Labour Party is fully committed to supporting its presidential candidate, His Excellency Peter Obi, and his vision for leading Nigeria out of its current travails,” Ozigbo said.

“We firmly believe that Peter Obi is the best candidate for the presidency, with a track record of solid leadership and a clear plan for addressing the significant challenges facing our country.

“Mr Peter Obi has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs of the Nigerian people and has the experience and expertise needed to implement effective policies and bring about real change.

“It is disappointing that some elements within the PDP are spreading false rumours and engaging in underhanded tactics rather than focusing on a fair and open contest of ideas. This unprofessional conduct indicates their fear of fair competition and lack of confidence in their own candidate’s abilities,” the multiple-award-winning global CEO said.

On the likelihood of any candidate stepping down for the other, Ozigbo maintained that while he would not wish to join issues with either the Atiku or Tinubu campaigns, who are gleefully circulating the falsehood, he would also not disrupt the current brickbats between the APC and PDP over allegations and counter allegations of corruption between them.

Ozigbo said he believes that for Nigeria to have a clean break from its ugly past, those alleged to be culpable in undermining Nigeria’s progress and the prosperity of our people may consider it needful to step aside for Peter Obi in the best interest of Nigeria’s future.

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