Jubilations erupted in various parts of Anambra State on Friday as a former governor of the state , Peter Obi , was named the Vice Presidential candidate to Abubakar Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 general election .
Speaking with our correspondent , a legal practitioner who was caught in the joyous mood said , “ Peter Obi is a man who has a date with destiny .
“ I ’ m not surprised that His Excellency Atiku Abubakar picked him to assist him to run the affairs of this country if he wins the presidency .
“ That ’ s a confirmation of the good works Obi did here as governor . It ’ s a confirmation that Obi is ordained for greatness .
“ It is a right choice . Nigeria will be great for it because Obi has a robust background of the private sector and tall achievements in governance . ”
Also , speaking , a governorship candidate on the platform of PDP , Mr . Oseloka Obaze , said , “ Atiku made the right choice in Peter Obi .
“ Nigerians ’ prayer is answered . His Excellency Atiku Abubakar has made the right choice in picking Peter Obi as his running make .
“ Atiku has just exhibited the ability to make hard – headed decision required of purposeful leaders .
“ Let ’ s get Nigeria working again. God bless Atiku . God bless Peter Obi and God bless Nigeria , ” Obaze said .
A public affairs analyst , Aaron Muorah , expressed his joy thus , “ With his solid educational and business background , he is second to none . Congratulations to Peter Obi . ”