The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is currently in a closed-door meeting with Peter Obi in Abuja.

According to PREMIUM Times, the former Anambra state governor arrived at Atiku Abubakar’s residence in Asokoro neighborhood around 3:00 p.m. and both men have been holding undisclosed talks.

Reports making the rounds online claim that Peter Obi who is widely speculated as a top candidate for vice president, has been picked as Atiku’s running mate.

As at the time of filing this report, it was not immediately clear whether Peter Obi’s visit was in connection to the intensified efforts for a running mate.

This is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Monday as deadline for the submission of names of parties’ candidate.

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their excitement shortly after news of PDP’s presidential flag-bearer, Atiku Abubakar picking former governor Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 election, went viral.

According to Nigerians on Twitter, Atiku made a good choice.

See some tweets below:

Dr. Dípò@OgbeniDipo

Watch as children of this world will go and start digging nonsense now.

“Oh Peter Obi had 3 girlfriends while he was at Uni.”

“Peter Obi stole 23 HB pencils in 1974.”

“Peter Obi did this and that.”

Demola Olarewaju@DemolaRewaju

I’ll come back and do this thread later – I’m too excited to do any calm analysis rn:


To be elected on February 16th 2019 on the platform of the PDP.

And to serve alongside PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR!!!

Demola Olarewaju@DemolaRewaju

My belief in One-Nigeria ranks highest among the things I hold dear and in my mind, the pathway to becoming a Nation indeed and in truth is very clear.

When I defend or fight for PDP, it’s not just about the party itself but my own beliefs which PDP mirrors and today, I’m happy.

Somto Onuchukwu@chosensomto

Thank you HE Atiku Abubakar for picking Peter Obi as your running mate.
Nobody can call Peter Obi corrupt; he will tell you you’re wasteful and you can’t respond.
Let’s win this once and for all.
Peter Obi has more integrity than everyone in this Admin. Verifiable integrity.

Son of The Most High@olufemisp

If Atiku has truly picked Peter Obi, then Buhari should start dualizing the road to Daura…

Dr. Dípò@OgbeniDipo

The average Yoruba voter doesn’t bloody care if the President is Fulani and the VP Igbo or Hausa or Jukun. So long the President and VP are competent, capable and not nepotistic, clueless and inefficient.

Dr. Dípò@OgbeniDipo

It would be very very nice for Osinbajo and Peter Obi to go head to head in a debate. Father Lord, it would be a cracker. Brain vs brain. Lord please let this happen.

Buhari and Atikulate must debate too 😞


Nothing anybody can say about Peter Obi that will shake most people. If you say he beat your family members with bulala and koboko in the market square I am here to tell you it’s because they were wasting public funds.