The news of the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party is no longer news. Now it seems a former NBA president, Olisa Agbakoba is being touted as his running mate.
For many Nigerians, Atiku presents an alternative to the current Buhari-led Administration and as such may find favour in the sight of many.
Many Nigerians continue to weigh the possibility and suitability of such a combination as Atiku-Agbakoba continues to trend on Twitter
A comment by a member of popular online forum, Nairaland reads:
“We understand that he cannot run this race alone and as such there is need for him to select a credible running mate who will also appeal to the general populace.
Here’s my suggestion:
Atiku + Agbakoba – A match made in Heaven
The name Olisa Agbakoba is not new to Nigerians. He is the founder of Nigeria’s foremost human rights organization, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO which played a key role in the birth of the Human Rights movement in the country.
He has distinguished himself as a top most lawyer and an astute policy maker.
In recent times, he has also become actively involved in politics and is the leader of the third force group of political parties.
A native of the Onitsha which is in the south eastern part of Nigeria, Agbakoba is Mr Integrity himself. He is an untainted, internationally recognized and high flying technocrat who runs a successful practice.
Atiku needs to look no further in the selection of a credible candidate who will be his running mate. The combination of these men will present an opportunity to get Nigeria back on the right track.”
Below are some of the comments from Twitter:
Wetin again be #AtikuAgbakoba, if you want a salable VP for Atiku, first select a South easterner, make sure he/she is not up to 60 in age, must be seen as or is a technocrat and make Ohaneze participate in the selection process in order to commit majority Igbo's in the project.
— Okoro F. T. (@FIDTOCH) October 9, 2018
Let me just be clear that #AtikuAgbakoba is more IMPORTANTER than Atiku Alakoba. Thanks for attending my notTED talk…
— Timmy Ambali® (@ambalium) October 9, 2018