As the 2023 election approaches, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has dismissed speculations that he was secretly fighting his former principal and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Best News Network reports that Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, was speaking on Monday at an interactive session between Obi and stakeholders from the northeastern region in Abuja.
He said he respects the former vice-president so much and will never get into a feud with him.
“Atiku remains a very well-respected senior brother. In my place you respect elders,” Obi said.
“Even if he (Atiku) abuses me publicly, I won’t reply because he is my senior.
“If God will ever give me money or power to disrespect my seniors, he should take it.
“That is not what God wants. People who are elders must be respected. I have older brothers and I must respect them because I want to be respected when I am their age.
“I will come to Adamawa to campaign. If it is possible and he (Atiku) is around, I will go to his house to greet him and even eat there. He is my brother.
“I am an Igbo man and we train people to trade. When we complete the training of apprentices, we settle them to join us in the same trade.
“That’s where I am. He (Atiku) settled me and I am doing the same ‘trade’ with him. We are not quarreling.”
The Convener, Engr. Isaac Balami stated that the interactive session is aimed at finding means of stirring the grassroots to mobilise them for Obi/Yusuf Datti and ensuring their victory come February 25, 2023.