BREAKING: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running MateFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, October 12th, 2018
By Ayo Balogun, Abuja
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has been selected as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 general election.
African Examiner gathered that Mr Obi emerged as the preferred choice of both the party and the candidate after series of consultations with stakeholders within and outside the party.
The Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Friday in Abuja said in a statement that Obi’s choice was largely influenced by his youthfulness, vast knowledge of global and local economics as well as being a financial expert, “all experience which Nigeria is in great need of at this point in time.
“This ticket will be able to steer our nation back on the path of progress, economic prosperity and unity,” Daniel added,
Obi, born July 19, 1961, attended the Christ the King College, Onitsha and later proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
He is also a graduate of several international and national institutions such as the Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, Columbia Business School, Institute of Management, Switzerland, Kellogg Graduate School, Oxford University and Cambridge University.
He had led various divisions of public service including Member, Presidential Economic Management Team; Vice-Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum; and Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum.
He was the Chairman, Board of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC); former Chairman, Fidelity Bank PLC; former Chairman, Guardian Express Mortgage Bank; and former Chairman, Future Views Securities.
He is also a former Chairman, Paymaster Nigeria; former Chairman, Next International Nigeria; former Director, Guardian Express Bank PLC; former Director, Chams Nigeria PLC; former Director, Emerging Capital: former Director, Card Centre PLC.
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