Obi in Private Meetings with Atiku, Saraki, Lamido in Abuja on Current State of Nation

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Obi in Private Meetings with Atiku, Saraki, Lamido in Abuja on Current State of Nation

CHIGOZIE AMADI

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in 2023, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday, held a private meeting  with former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido on the state of the nation.

In a statement by his media aide, Dr. Tanko Yunusa, Obi had a private meeting with the trio, though the meetings were separate and private in the homes of the trio.

“His abiding devotion is to the emergence of a Nigeria that works for all its peoples and where  the people are quickly pulled out of poverty,” the statement stated.

The Obi’s media office added that he was “Worried about the state of the nation and the increasing uncertainty in the living conditions of the poor and underprivileged.”

The statement further noted that, “Obi in Abuja on Monday visited some top Nigerians, among whom are Former Vice President, and PDP Presidential Candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, the former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki and the former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido.

“At the center of discussion during each of these visits was the state of the nation and how to reduce the suffering of all Nigerians irrespective of class and location. In particular, the desperate condition of the downtrodden in our midst was highlighted.

“Of particular interest and emphasis in these discussions was the worrisome situation in the Northern parts of the country,” the statement stated.

It was not known whether the three separate meetings discussed the issues and prospects of a mega political party that Atiku and Obi had discussed in the past

A promoter of the mega party, Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy, had early this year said he held talks with Atiku, Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso on the possibility of forming a new political party that would give the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) a run for its money.

He said the new party, if formed, would be a clean start, with ideas and a clear agenda, adding that since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999, there has not been a real political party in the country.