It was a merry moment earlier today after the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the February 14, 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, picked former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as his running mate.
Obi emerged the preferred choice of both the party and the candidate after series of consultations by stakeholders in the party and outside it.
It has been gathered that the name of Obi and that of Atiku will be sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission next week.
The former vice president on Sunday became the presidential candidate of PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition.
Peter Obi was seen in an elated mood with Champagne popping as he celebrated the selection with Chief Gbenga Daniels, a former two-term Governor of Ogun State and the Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organization, along with others.