The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says he will form a government of national unity that will include opposition politicians if elected in 2023.
Atiku who describes himself as a unifier made this known in an interview published by Financial Times on Monday, December 19.
Asked if he could appoint the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi , if elected, Atiku responded: “Why not?”
Further asked in what capacity, the PDP presidential candidate said: “Let’s win the elections before thinking of roles people can play.”
Earlier, the PDP flagbearer said he is not worried about the popularity of Peter Obi.
According to the Vanguard reports, Atiku stated that not all youths are throwing their weight behind the Labour Party presidential candidate.
In an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) , he said: “Absolutely not, it doesn’t worry me, because the demography of the youth varies from region to region, and it is not in all regions of the country that the preponderance of the youth is moving towards Labour. Maybe in some few areas in the South or South-East.”
Asked if the PDP will go into alliance with others, he said if there are reasons to, the opposition party will.
According to Atiku, Nigerians have come to realise that the ruling All Progressives Congress is more corrupt than the PDP.
The PDP presidential candidate reminded Nigerians of the property the country enjoyed when it was governed by his party and the instability and insecurity they have been battling under the APC-led administration.