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2019: Atiku “Picks” Peter Obi Running Mate | The Precision

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Atiku Abubakar 

Former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar may be set to pick ex-Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi as his running mate ahead of the 2019 presidential election, sources close to the Turaki of Adamawa revealed to BusinessDay.
Atiku recently announced his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) a party he was a founding member, but left to join an alliance which formed the ruling the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2014.
However, sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Businessday yesterday that Atiku has settled for the choice of Peter Obi as his running mate, based on Obi’s antecedent and performance while in office as the governor of Anambra state, adding that since the former Vice President has already decided to choose his Chief of staff from the North and his presidential campaign Director General, Gbenga Daniel, who hails from the southwest, it was logical that his running mate should be from the South-east.
The sources said that several names of prominent southeast politicians such as former Finance minister, Okonjo Iweala and the current Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu were considered for the position before Peter Obi was picked.

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