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After much public speculation, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential flagbearer, has picked Peter Obi as his running mate for the February 2019 general election.

Peter Obi who was a two-term Governor of Anambra State, emerged Atiku’s running mate; this is coming after speculations by Nigerian among four other seemingly befitting candidates – a one-time CBN governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, ex-Managing Director of Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Chike Obi, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and Former Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adeshina.

The choice of Peter Obi

As events unfold daily, Nigerians can predict likely outcome based on the calibre of candidates contending for the seat of the President, as well as their running mates, in the 2019 general elections.

Peter Onwubuasi Obi has been in the political scene since 2003, serving successfully for two terms as the Governor of Anambra State; having won a case over his opponent, Senator Chris Ngige, who was earlier declared the winner in 2003.

Then President Goodluck Jonathan, appointed Obi as Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a few months before he tenure ended.

Before assuming position of a governor in 2006, Peter Obi had also served as the Board Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc. This earned him recognition as the youngest Board Chairman of a bank.

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There is no doubt an obvious air of relief and affirmation over Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s choice. Atiku is gradually conquering general misgivings, having made moves in the past weeks applauded by many.

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  2. Peter Obi,giant slayer,the former governor of my home state anambra state,a single minded man,a man who does not a sh–t about anybody,big shot political godfather,we took all of them in political warfare and defeated all of them.
    He single handed created the apga power structure in Nigeria,he took on pdp in war,those who are in pdp in anambra state are alex ekueme and chuba okadigbo,The late chuba okadigbo and atiku political friend.
    He went to nnewi and picked a female deputy governor,ojukwu’s hometown,i doubt if ever consulted ojukwu in any thing>peter Obi,when they started messing with him,he went to supreme court and won, a fighter, a man with hard skin,he believes, this good for my state.
    All I read is that he is a performer,the only criticism is that,those in pdp are complaining that they were not consulted,to me,the nexr election is less than 6 month,they should support atiku and obi


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