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Peter Obi has Debunked report that he will be Atiku’s running mate


Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra State has debunked report that he will be running mate to former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku Abubakar is an aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.

In a statement, Valentine Obienyem, media aide to Peter Obi, described the report making the rounds as mere speculation.

“When I read the news in the papers and on social media, knowing fully that no presidential candidate has discussed such issue with him otherwise I should have known. When I saw the news, I exclaimed, ‘Who is the author of this mischief?

“I immediately brought the news to the attention of my boss who is rounding off his speaking engagements in U.K. and the USA and he was equally surprised that such speculation should be on at this time, when the pre-occupation of all Nigerians should be how to end the killings in parts of the country and return the country back to sanity,” he said.

Obienyem added that the PDP at the moment was preoccupied with rebranding and producing a formidable flagbearer, not who would be running mate.


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