By Abdulrasheed Yusuf
Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has cleared the air over why he did not inform a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, before he dumped the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
He said he failed to inform Atiku because he did not want people to talk him out of the decision.
The former Anambra State Governor stated this on Channels Television’s “Politics Today” on Monday.
Recall that Atiku had said last week on Arise TV that Obi informed him of his decision to dump the PDP three days after he left the party.
However, responding to Atiku’s comments, Obi admitted that the former VP was correct, adding that the reason he did not inform him was that he didn’t want people to talk him out of it.
“Yes, it is true. Let me tell you, Vice President Atiku remains my respected elder brother.
“When I left the PDP, I didn’t tell him and other respected people in my life, including my family.
“There is a time in your life which you considered appropriate because you do not want people to talk you out of it, and this I did in the best interest of my future and Nigeria.
“Recall that when I left PDP, I said I would rather do the right thing and fail than do the wrong thing and succeed.
“That is why respectively, after one or two days after I took that decision, I elucidated it in a written message to him, saying I had to go because of the circumstances I found myself in and what I think was appropriate to do and I know, knowing him, he respected my decision.”
Obi, however, said that Atiku remains his respected elder brother.
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