Atiku’s Reasons for Picking Peter Obi as Running Mate

The Peoples Democratic Party Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has picked the former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi, as his running mate. The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) confirmed this on Friday Night 12th Oct. 2018.

APCO gave reasons for their choice of Mr. Obi, explaining that his choice was largly influenced by his youthfulness, vast knowledge of Global and Local economies as well as being a financial expert, an experience which it said Nigeria is in need of at this point in time.

In a statement issued on Friday night, the Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO), Otuba Gbenga Daniels, described Obi as an astute professional who had laid his footprints across the corporate world.


Daniels said Obi, born on 19th July, 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.

More so, he said Obi was 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.


Furthermore, Daniels said Obi was the Chairman, Board of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC); former Chairman, Fidelity Bank PLC; former Chairman, Guardian Express Mortgage Bank; former Chairman, Future Views Securities; 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.


Daniels added that Obi 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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