Atiku congratulates Peter Obi @61

Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar
Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday sent a birthday wish to his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi.

Peter Obi who is also a former governor of Anambra State was born on the 19th of July, 1961.

In a tweet, the former Vice President described the former Anambra State governor as his good friend.

He tweeted: “On behalf of my family, I wish my good friend, presidential candidate of the LP, and former Governor of Anambra State, @PeterObi, a memorable 61st birthday celebration. I wish you many more years in good health and vitality. -AA”

Despite being rivals ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Obi and Atiku have maintained a healthy relationship since the LP presidential candidate contested the 2019 election as Atiku's running mate.

The former Anambra State governor had attended Atiku’s declaration for the presidency a few months ago.

Asked why he was at the event, given he was eyeing the same position, Obi said, “This is a new politics. I play politics differently. For me, politics is not a war. It’s a relationship.

“Atiku is my leader, my boss, and a senior brother. If he invites me for anything, I will attend. Aspiring (for the presidency) does not say I should not keep my relationships very cordial.

I’m aspiring. Remember, I always say it, Atiku is a unifier. He believes in Nigeria. He’s a good man. And anytime he invites me for anything, I will be there.”

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