In another staggering development in the polity, there are reports that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has settled for former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as his running mate.
It is understood that a member of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation confirmed the report.
He said the agreement was reached earlier today, a day after Atiku conferred with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some leaders of the PDP.
While no official statement has been released to confirm the report, Nigerians have started reacting to the news, with many congratulating Peter Obi on his selection.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter…
— Bamikole Banks Omisore (@MrBanksOmishore) October 12, 2018
Congrats my friend and brother, Mr. Peter Obi on your selection as vice presidential candidate to H.E @atiku. Without doubt, this is a solid team that will lift Nigeria to her rightly place amongst the assembly of nations. #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain pic.twitter.com/Es4zSdH8AA
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) October 12, 2018
Congratulations to DR PETER OBI on your selection as Vice Presidential candidate to THE WAZIRIN ADAMAWA ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR… Best of luck to both of you… pic.twitter.com/j5N1Ih4CNf
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) October 12, 2018
Peter Obi for VP. My body is doing me somehow. So much joy in my spinal cord 😭😭😭
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) October 12, 2018
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.
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) October 12, 2018
I want to first congratulate every Nigerian then South Easterners for the choice of Peter Obi as running mate of Atiku.
It’s not enough to always shout unity, this is what unity is.
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) October 12, 2018
Looks like Peter Obi will be the VP. That will be a solid solid solid solid pick. It’s only been 5 days but, so far, Atiku hasn’t put a foot wrong yet
— tyro (@DoubleEph) October 12, 2018