It’s Official: Peter Obi Named as Atiku’s Running Mate

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Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar
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It’s Official: Peter Obi Named as Atiku’s Running Mate

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has been pencilled down as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the February 14, 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar.

Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar

Obi emerged the preferred choice of both the party and the candidate after series of consultations by stakeholders in the party and outside it.

Earlier on, Mr Obi had arrived at Mr Abubakar’s residence in Asokoro neighborhood around 3:00 p.m., and both have been holding undisclosed talks.

The former vice president on Sunday became the presidential candidate of PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition.

Several options have been suggested in the public domain, with the candidate being widely expected to choose from either the Igbo-dominated Southeast or a Yoruba choice in the Southwest part of the country.

According to Punch reports, the name of Obi and that of Atiku will be sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission next week.


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