"Why my choice is Peter Obi as my Running Mate."- Atiku Finally Speaks

Why my choice is Peter Obi as my Running Mate Atiku Finally Speaks

The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday visited the Deputy
President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to look for his comprehension over the decision of Mr Peter Obi as his running mate.

On the entourage of Atiku were the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is likewise the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; National Chairman of the gathering, Uche Secondus; and the National Organizing Secretary of the gathering, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.).

It was learnt that the visit was meant to
appease Ekweremadu, who had hoped that he would be the natural choice for the vice presidential slot.

It was gathered that the visitors asked for Ekweremadu’s support and explained to him that Obi was picked in the interest of the zone in particular and the nation in general.

A source said, “He was told that Obi does not have any corruption case against him and that he does not belong to any faction of the party.

“He was also told that Obi’s emergence has further raised the acceptability level of the PDP across the country.”

Meanwhile, the party has scheduled its National Executive Committee meeting for Thursday in Abuja.

It was gathered that the meeting would approve the full composition of the council and also vet its budget for the campaigns.

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