BREAKING: Anambra erupts in jubilation as Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

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 .

Most pubs in Awka , the state capital, were agog as if the Super Eagles had won a major competition .

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 . ” 

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