The Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation has responded to reports that its presidential candidate Peter Obi is in talks with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over supporting the latter's ambition.
Atiku had earlier stated that he is ready to work with Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), adding that he does not see them as a threat.
“Although I see no threat in any of them, we are in talks, and the discussion might yield a positive result that will see one of them coming”, Atiku was quoted as saying.
Reacting to the report, Labour Party Campaign Organisation Spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko told Punch that those behind the claim are trying to exploit Obi's popularity.
“As of yesterday, before we left Numan, there was nothing of such nature. We are busy with campaigns. We are not aware of anything like an alliance.
“I think somebody is just trying to cash out on the Obi-Datti ticket. We are right now campaigning in Sokoto and we will be in Zamfara”, Tanko said.