Peter Obi ’s vast knowledge of Nigerian and world economy and youthfulness were some of the qualities that made Atiku Abubakar to choose him as his running mate in the 2019 presidential election.
Atiku, former vice president is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He announced Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State, as his running mate on Friday.
In a statement issued Friday night by Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Atiku explained that having Obi as a vice president would bring the country back on the path of greatness.
“The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has chosen former Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.
“Mr. Obi’s choice 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 at this point in time.
“This ticket will be able to steer our nation back on the path of progress, economic prosperity and unity.”
Obi who has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy was born on July 19, 1961.
He is also a graduate of 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.