Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has revealed why he attended the event where the former Nigerian Vice president, Atiku Abubakar formally declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.
Atiku, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 presidential election, formally declared in Abuja on Wednesday to run for the office of the Nigerian president.
While fielding questions from journalists shortly after the event, Peter Obi, who is also a 2023 presidential aspirant, said he attended the event because he was invited.
According to him, he has a cordial relationship with the former Vice President, saying he will continue to attend Atiku’s if invited despite his own political ambitions.
He said, “The reason why I am here is that this is new politics. As you know, I play politics differently, as for me, politics is not a war.
“Atiku is my boss, my leader and an elder brother. If he invites me for anything, I will attend. Aspiring does not mean I should not keep my relationship that is cordial.
“Atiku is a unifier and anytime he invites me for anything, I will be there”.