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BREAKING: Atiku Abubakar picks Peter Obi as running mate, Nigerians react

Friday, 12 October 2018

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:

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