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Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has disclosed why he did not inform Alhaji Atiku Abubakar before leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in May.
Recall that Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State decamped from the PDP to LP in May before the PDP held its presidential primary election.
Atiku, PDP presidential flagbearer had disclosed during an interview on Arise Television, that Obi told him of his defection three days after dumping the PDP.
Reacting to the claim, Obi said he did not want to be talked out of leaving the PDP as he already set his sight on leaving.
The LP presidential candidate reiterated that Atiku remains an elder brother to him.
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Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today on Monday, Obi said, “Yes, it is true. Let me tell you, Vice President Atiku remains my respected elder brother.
“His comments were true. When I left the PDP, I didn’t tell him and other respected people in my life, including my family.
“There is a tell 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.”