The Labour Party presidential candidate and former governor of Anambra state, Peter obi has replied to the inhumane statement made by his counterpart Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.
Inland Town media has earlier reported had in an interview slammed Peter obi’s aspirations. In the interview, he said it would only take a miracle for Peter Obi to emerge as President come 2023.
Atiku also added that the Labour Party only had an online/ social media structure and lack the required structure at the grassroots to win the forthcoming poll.
Atiku, a former Vice-President, ran for the presidency in 2019, with Mr Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, as his running mate.
Mr Obi defected from the PDP to pick the Labour Party’s presidential ticket earlier this year, a move, Atiku said he had no prior knowledge of.
The former political allies will be running against each other and other front runners including the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
These three presidential aspirants have been the most talked about candidates for the 2023 elections.
In response to the disdain comment, in an interview on Channels TV on Monday, Mr Obi said his political journey has been a series of miracles which enabled him to overcome many hurdles.
Mr Obi said he is looking forward to the next miracle that will make him president of the country in 2023.
“Miracle is the root of our faith,” was Mr Obi’s response when he was asked to react to the comments by Atiku.
He said since he started his political journey, he has encountered nothing short of “miraculous achievements.”
He recalled how he contested for governor of Anambra State under a party that was less than a year old. He also recalled how he went to Court and won and how he is the “only governor to come back from impeachment.”
“…So, I am looking forward to the next miracle,” he said.
Mr Obi also confirmed that he told no one of his decision to leave the PDP. He said he did so because he did not want anyone to talk him out of it so he left with his interest and the interest of Nigerians at heart.
“Atiku remains my respected brother. I didn’t tell other respected people including my family because I didn’t want people to talk me out of it,” he said. “I did it in the best interest of my future, the future of Nigerians.”
However, when Obi was asked on Channels TV about the possibility of him working with Atiku if the chance arose, he said he was in the contest to win, adding that he had all it took to win.
Obi said, “Nobody goes into a match thinking of what will happen. Everyone is going into it to win. I’m going into this contest to be the next President of Nigeria… I think I have all it takes to win.”