The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi has said he can’t step down for his counterpart from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
Obi made the remark while denying holding talks with Atiku in a bid to form an alliance and step down ahead of the 2023 election.
A few days ago, Atiku disclosed that he was in talks with Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
However, speaking through the Head of his Media, Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, Obi said he was vying for the Presidency to win and not to step down.
A statement issued by Onifade reads: “We have been inundated with enquiries about the claim of an ongoing discussion between our Presidential candidate and the camp of PDP’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
“We are not in any talks with Atiku or anyone else with a view to stepping down from a race in which we are the frontrunner.
Peter Obi is in the contest to win in consonance with the aspiration of the majority of Nigerians who desire a New Nigeria devoid of lies, corruption and selfish scheming.”