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Without presidential nomination, Peter Obi’s PDP return would be pointless – Ex-Campaign Chief

Without presidential nomination, Peter Obi’s PDP return would be pointless – Ex-Campaign Chief..READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

The former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Akin Osuntokun, has stated that Peter Obi would only consider returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if he is guaranteed the presidential ticket.

Recall that on Monday, May 13, 2024, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP met in Abuja. Reports suggest that the meeting focused on a potential alliance or merger between the two political parties ahead of the 2027 presidential election.

The APC, in response to Atiku and Obi’s meeting, believes that their actions are driven by a mutual desperation to become President.

In an interview with BBC Hausa, the former Vice President mentioned that he would support Peter Obi if the party decides to zone the ticket to the Southeast and select Obi as its candidate.

Meanwhile, Osuntokun has indicated that Peter Obi’s return to the PDP would be contingent upon the circumstances. He emphasized that Obi would only rejoin if he is offered the presidential ticket.

Osuntokun remarked, “Peter Obi going back to the PDP would have to depend on the circumstances and the assurances from the political godfathers of the PDP. The thing is that it’s unrealistic to expect someone who has run for the president to now accept to be a running mate for whoever assumes the superior position.

“That’s because Obi has a unique political appeal among Nigerians. If it’s possible to do it the way they do in the United States by analyzing the demographic groups that support each candidate, we would find a situation in which Obi carried about 90 percent of the youth population. And if he chooses to be a running mate, those people are going to be disappointed and offended.

“The only way that Peter Obi could consider returning to the PDP is if he would be given the party’s presidential ticket. Otherwise, he would not embark on a futile exercise. Because if he becomes a running mate in PDP, he will lose a lot of his support. He would be demonised as a sellout.

“So I can’t see the point of his going back to the PDP other than being its presidential candidate.”...Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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