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:
I’ll come back and do this thread later – I’m too excited to do any calm analysis rn:
PETER OBI IS THE NEXT VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA!!!
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.
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.