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    2027: Atiku, Obi, Saraki, Lamido Begin Alliance Talks

    Ahead of the 2027 election, moves towards a political alliance between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, came to the fore yesterday.

    This followed Obi’s surprise visit to Atiku, who the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Besides Atiku, Obi also met two other PDP leaders, namely former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki and a founding father of PDP and former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido.

    Obi met the PDP leaders at their Abuja residences.

    Although details of what was discussed during the visits are still shrouded in secrecy, Atiku, on his X handle said, “It was my honour and privilege to host PeterObi today. -AA”

    A source within Atiku’s camp confided in LEADERSHIP that a line of communication had been established between Atiku and Obi through their emissaries.

    The source added that yesterday’s public meeting was a culmination of talks between both camps which had started even when the former vice president was out of the country.

    The source added, “This meeting today (yesterday) has been long in coming. Atiku and Obi have been interfacing leading up to this meeting. “

    The insider further disclosed that, although not finalised yet, the talks between the camps of the two political leaders centre around an alliance ahead of 2027.

    “They are in discussion about forming an alliance ahead of 2027 election, more like a repeat of their alliance in the 2019 election.”

    The source said the political platform on which such alliance will take place is also part of the discussion.

    he source said, “The infiltration of PDP by external influence is a huge concern at the moment. But there is no definite position yet on which platform to use yet. The issue at the moment is that both of them are fixated on forming the alliance in the interest of Nigeria.”

    The source, however, didn’t give details on when the alliance will be concretised.

    Atiku and Obi had run as PDP presidential candidate and running mate in 2019.

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