Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi has been picked as the running mate of Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
Political Stew reported earlier about Obi being touted as Atiku’s number 2 after the great support shown to him over the course of his Presidential ambition.
Both men were in a closed-door meeting today alongside the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel and some other chieftains of the PDP as they made final arrangements on the candidacy of Obi.
The choice of Obi as Atiku’s running mate has been praised by Nigerians on social media, while some others have also expressed their discontentment in the candidacy.
Obi is popular for his stance on most political and socioeconomic issues, having spoken on several fora. He has also been praised for his good performance during his tenure as Anambra State Governor.
Atiku’s choice of Obi is believed to stem from the PDP’s preference for a South-Easterner to run alongside the former Vice President during the 2019 presidential polls.