Atiku picks ex-governor Peter Obi as running mate

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Peter Obi, Atiku and Gbenga Daniel

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has picked former Anambra state governor Peter Obi as running mate, multiple sources said on Friday.

Silverbird TV owned by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, a close ally of Atiku first reported the choice and several other platforms have reported it.

A formal announcement has not been made by the Atiku campaign, but there were reports that Atiku and Obi were in talks in Abuja on Friday evening.

Obi, was the governor of Anambra between 2007 and 2014.

He was born on 19 July 1961 at Onitsha. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha where he completed his secondary school education. He was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1980, graduating with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy in 1984.