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Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidential Election has picked Peter Obi as his running mate.
At the time of filing this report both politicians were still in closed door meeting.
Before now, Obi, the former Anambra governor, has been speculated as a top candidate for Mr Abubakar to pick as running mate.
Mr. Atiku had before him to either choose from the Southwest or Igbo-dominated Southeast.
This choice may give him advantage in the South-south and South east over his rival and ruling party All Progressive Party.
Peter Obi was Anambra State governor between March 17, 2006 to March 17, 2014.
Though his first tenure in office was confronted with impeachment and and litigation within and outside his party at the time, he was victorious in all the court cases.
Peter Obi is versed in banking having served as the then Chairman and Director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Data Corp Ltd among others.