In a significant turn of events, there is growing pressure on Peter Obi to reconsider his presidential ambitions and instead run as the vice presidential candidate alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the upcoming 2027 elections.
Peter Obi, who contested as the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, securing the third position according to the results announced by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is now being enticed to join forces with Atiku on a joint-ticket under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2027 presidential election.
A prominent member of the PDP, Uche Rochas, actively involved in mobilizing support for Atiku in the 2027 elections, emphasized the need for timing and a structured process. Rochas stated, “There is time and process for everything. He should know that and should stop running faster than himself.”
Rochas further expressed his sentiments, stating, “This is the only way that I can forgive Peter Obi, my brother. I hope this message gets to him.”
The potential Atiku/Obi joint ticket is being perceived by some stakeholders in the political landscape as a significant and impending political force.
However, amidst the discussions surrounding this potential collaboration, questions arise about the position of former Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who served as the vice-presidential candidate alongside Atiku in the 2023 elections.
Uche Rochas, known for navigating political storms, has openly declared his support for Atiku’s candidacy in the 2027 presidential election, asserting that the former vice president has the right to pursue the presidency once again. The political landscape awaits further developments as speculations and discussions regarding potential alliances continue to unfold.