Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar has picked former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.
If confirmed, this will put to rest, days of speculation on who Atiku would pick as Vice president. There had been argument in favour of picking a South West Vice president because of the strategic importance of the region and the presence of one of its prominent sons, Prof Osinbajo in the APC government.
However, some argued that picking a South-West VP will not sway the Yoruba vote in PDP’s favor. They beleive it is better for PDP to concentrate on its strongholds.
Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi held a close door meeting today at Atiku’s house in Abuja, after which they hugged each other.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to report around the internet of PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar picking Peter Obi as is running mate come 2019 presidential election. Peter Obi is currently trending on Twitter