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Peter Obi meets with Atiku, Lamido, others over national concerns

Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for the 2023 election, engaged in separate meetings with key political figures including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, and former Governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido.

Atiku shared photos of his meeting with Obi on his social media handle X on Monday expressing gratitude for the visit.

“It was my honor and privilege to host @PeterObi today.”

In a statement on Monday following the meetings, the LP presidential campaign spokesman Tanko Yunusa said Obi visited them to discuss the “state of the nation.”

He expressed concern about the living conditions of the underprivileged.

“Worried about the state of the nation and the increasing uncertainty in the living conditions of the poor and underprivileged, Obi in Abuja on Monday visited some top Nigerians, among whom are former vice president, and PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, the former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki and the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido.

“At the centre of discussion during each of these visits was the state of the nation and how to reduce the suffering of all Nigerians irrespective of class and location. In particular, the desperate condition of the downtrodden in our midst was highlighted.

“Of particular interest and emphasis in these discussions was the worrisome situation in the northern parts of the country,”the statement read.

This is the first meeting of the former Anambra governor with his former political allies after he defected from the PDP to LP in May 2022.