Atiku picks Peter Obi as his Vice Presidential Candidate

According to multiple reports online, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has picked former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, as his running mate for 2019 general elections.

Atiku and Obi held a meeting at his residence in Asokoro neighborhood this afternoon.


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.

Peter Obi was the governor of Anambra State between 2006 and 2014 under the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

A career banker, Obi is widely acknowledged as sound on economics, and he claimed credits for leaving a huge financial surplus when he handed over to Willie Obiano in early 2014.

According to reports, the PDP will formally announced Obi as running mate on Saturday.

See more photos from the meeting below:

 

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