The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday sent a birthday wish to his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi.
Peter Obi who is also a former governor of Anambra State was born on the 19th of July, 1961.
In a tweet, the former Vice President described the former Anambra State governor as his good friend.
He tweeted: “On behalf of my family, I wish my good friend, presidential candidate of the LP, and former Governor of Anambra State, @PeterObi, a memorable 61st birthday celebration. I wish you many more years in good health and vitality. -AA”
Despite being rivals ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Obi and Atiku have maintained a healthy relationship since the LP presidential candidate contested the 2019 election as Atiku’s running mate.
Premium Politics recalls that the former Anambra State governor had attended Atiku’s declaration for the 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.”