Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, held a significant meeting on Monday, marking their first encounter since the 2023 elections. Atiku disclosed the meeting via his social media platform, expressing his honor and privilege in hosting Peter Obi.

In a tweet, Atiku wrote, “It was my honor and privilege to host @PeterObi today.”

Similarly, Peter Obi engaged in discussions with former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido and former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki at their residences in Abuja. The meetings were confirmed in a statement issued by Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson for Peter Obi Media Outreach, on Monday evening.

Tanko emphasized that Obi’s visits were motivated by his commitment to the peace and progress of Nigeria. He highlighted Obi’s dedication to fostering a Nigeria that works for all its citizens, striving to alleviate poverty and improve living conditions nationwide.

Concerned about the nation’s state and the escalating hardships faced by the poor and underprivileged, Obi sought dialogue with influential figures in Abuja. Among them were Atiku Abubakar, Senator Bukola Saraki, and Alhaji Sule Lamido, where discussions centered on alleviating the suffering of Nigerians, regardless of social class or geographical location.

Tanko’s statement underscored the urgent attention given to the dire situation in Northern Nigeria, reflecting the collective concern shared during these high-profile discussions.

Peter Obi, who served as Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 general elections under the Peoples Democratic Party, parted ways with the party in 2022, eventually joining the Labour Party.