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“I am contesting for the Presidency of Nigeria” – Peter Obi.

Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, has expressed that he sees politics as a relationship instead of war as he created a surprise look at Atiku Abubakar’s presidential declaration event on Wednesday.

Peter obi had been the running mate to Atiku in the 2019 presidential elections under the flagship of the Peoples democratic party (PDP), where they lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on why he set to attend the declaration ceremony of what many perceive as his political rival for the top job of the nation, he disclosed that there was no type of ill will between himself and Atiku however rather a support for a leader who he admires.

“The reason why i’m here is that this is new, as you know I play politics differently and to me, politics isn’t a war, it’s a relationship and Atiku is my leader, he’s my boss, he’s a senior brother.”

“If he invitations me for anything i will be able to attend, aspiring for all the world doesn’t say I shouldn’t keep my relationship that’s terribly cordial and everything,” he said.

He, however, reiterated that despite his political ambition to become president of Nigeria in 2023, he sees the previous vice chairman as simply and one who has the nation at heart.

“I am aspiring but bear in mind I always say it Atiku could be a unifier, he believes in Nigeria, he’s an honest man and each time he invites me for anything i will be able to be there; that notwithstanding i’m aspiring i need to serve Nigeria.”

Despite growing speculations of the 60-year-old creating a proper declaration, he has however to create his intentions public and once asked when this could happen, “you can see very soon” was his reply.

Peter obi also asserted that the nation’s fate rested in the hands of 1 who had the capacity to handle the economic situations plaguing it.

“We would like somebody with capability, competence and somebody who will bring Nigeria together and somebody that will tackle the economy.”

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