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PDP presidential candidate, Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate (See pictures)

Mr. Peter Obi
Mr. Peter Obi
Mr. Peter Obi
Mr. Peter Obi
Peter Obi with Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
The Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi (right), with Baroness Lynda Chalker (left) during discussions at the British House of Commons on Africa recently
Former President, Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, Ayo Obe (left) presenting the Patriot Man Of The Year Award 2017 to Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State
L-R Former President of Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazuruike with former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity (left); Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Chairman of Occasion (second left); Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor, Anambra State (middle); Yinka Oguntimehin, National Publicity Secretary, Oodua Peoples Congress (second right), and Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, Federal Road safety Corp, during the second Anniversary Lecture/Awards of Global Patriot Newspapers in Lagos on Thursday.
Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi presenting the Patriot Award of Best Nigerian Global Company to Mr. Tony Okonedo of NLNG Limited at the event
Former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State (left) delivers the Keynote Address at the 2nd Anniversary Lecture/Awards celebration of Global Patriot Newspapers.
L-R .Dr Sam Loco Smith, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Global Patriot Newspapers ,Mr Simon Ibe, Head CSR Airtel, Chioma Okolie, and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi.
23..L-r Manager Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Nigerian LNG Mr Tony Okonedo, received an award from , former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi.
Mr. Peter Obi
Former Governor Peter Obi and wife Margaret at an event
Peter Obi and US Consul General F. John Bray
President of the Senate and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with ex-Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi during Saraki’s meeting with Anambra state delegates to the ongoing PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Abuja, Oct. 12, 2018

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has picked the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

This is disclosed in a statement issued by the Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Friday in Abuja.

Daniel said that the choice of Obi 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 said.

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.

Obi is an astute professional who has laid his footprints across the corporate world.

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.

He is a member of the British Institute of Directors (IOD), Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers and Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

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