The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said the party is open to forming an alliance with the Labour Party (LP).
Abubakar made this remark on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja.
The former vice-president admitted that the PDP lost a considerable number of votes to Peter Obi, the LP presidential candidate in Saturday’s election.
“It is a fact that he took our votes from the south-east and the south-south — that of course would not make him a president,” he said.
“You all know that to be a president in this country you all need votes from everywhere. So as far as I am concerned, Peter is welcome to dialogue with PDP — we are ready to dialogue with him.
“I don’t think we will have any problem if he wants to dialogue with PDP — either form an alliance or not.”
Abubakar said Obi left the party and joined the LP after governors in the PDP insisted that someone among them must the be standard-bearer, and vice presidential candidate.