The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, celebrated the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, on the latter’s 61st birthday.
In an Instagram post, the former Vice President described Obi as his “good friend,” wishing him many years in good health.
Sharing a picture of the former Anambra governor, Atiku wrote, “On behalf of my family, I wish my good friend, presidential candidate of the LP, and former Governor of Anambra State, H.E Peter Obi, a memorable 61st birthday celebration. I wish you many more years in good health and vitality.”
Obi was the former running mate to Atiku when he contested for the presidential election in 2019 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Atiku and Obi have maintained a cordial relationship despite being contenders in the presidential race.
The former Anambra State governor had attended Atiku’s declaration for presidency a few months ago.
Asked why he was at the event, given he was eyeing the same position, Obi said, “This is a new politics. I play politics differently. For me, politics is not a war. It’s a relationship.
“Atiku is my leader, my boss, and a senior brother. If he invites me for anything, I will attend. Aspiring (for the presidency) does not say I should not keep my relationships very cordial.
I’m aspiring. Remember, I always say it, Atiku is a unifier. He believes in Nigeria. He’s a good man. And anytime he invites me for anything, I will be there.”