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FW: Who is Atiku's Running Mate: Peter Obi?

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha is trying to figure out how to tell as many impact stories as possible in different forms.

This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.

After much speculation, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential flagbearer, picked Peter Obi as his running mate for the February 2019 general election.

On 12th October 2018,  the two-term Governor of Anambra State emerged following suggested considerations among other candidates like: Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, one time CBN Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, Former Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, and ex-Managing Director of Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Chike Obi.

 

What do we know about Peter Obi?

Peter Onwubuasi Obi came to prominence in Nigeria’s political scene in 2003 when he contested for the Anambra State Governor’s seat under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), against Chris Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). 

Before then Peter Obi held various business-oriented positions. He was the Chairperson at Fidelity Bank, Future Views Securities, Paymaster Nigeria, and Next International. He was also Director at Emerging Capital and Card Centre, Charms Nigeria and Guardian express bank.

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