Peter Obi, Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, is pictured during an interview with Reuters at his residence in Lagos, Nigeria August 18, 2022. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has denied negotiating with his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart Atiku Abubakar over a possible alliance. Atiku in a BBC Hausa service interview had hinted that he is ready to work with Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso who is the New Nigerian People Party presidential candidate in order to achieve his aim of becoming the next Nigerian President. “We are in talks, and the discussion might yield a positive result that will see one of them coming,” Atiku said. However, Obi-Datti campaign organisation spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko, in an interview with The Punch said there was no such arrangement. “As of yesterday, before we left Numan, there was nothing of such nature. We are busy with campaigns. We are not aware of anything like an alliance. “I think somebody is just trying to cash out on the Obi-Datti ticket. We are right now campaigning in Sokoto and we will be in Zamfara.”

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