Prior to the February 25 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), disclosed ongoing discussions for a potential alliance or to win their support with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) and Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
In an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday, Atiku made this revelation.
He asserted that Obi and Kwankwaso were not a threat to his prospects of winning the election on February 25, but rather that he needed their backing to increase those chances.
“Although, I see no threat in any of them but we are in talks, and the discussion might yield a positive result that will see one of them coming,” Atiku disclosed.
On the crisis rocking the PDP, Atiku said each party has its internal crisis and his party was not an exemption, assuring that they were working assidiously at resolving every difference in the shortest time possible.
“Each party has its internal crisis, we are still talking with them. Most are neither in PDP nor in other parties and definitely that will not make us lose the election because we are okay with the election preparations for now.
“Election now is not like in the past when a governor will dictate who to vote for, election today is in the hands of the voters,” Atiku added.