Who is Peter Obi Running Mate : Who will be Tinubu running mate for president, will Okonjo Iweala and Atiku be a good match ?

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar , the presidential candidate of the people democratic party and members of his party executives are currently looking to reach out to the labour Party presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwakwanso of the NNPP to form alliance in other to defeat the ruling party APC in the coming general election.

Rabiu Kwakwanso who was a former governor of Kano state and Dr Peter of Obi who was the former governor of Anambra state and the running mate to former vice president Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election was in the PDP until they recently defected to NNPP and Labour Party respectfully to run for the highest office in the nation.

Investigation by the Punch News revealed that the opposition party PDP is doing everything possible to forge a strong alliance with NNPP and Labour Party presidential candidates to defeat Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling party APC.

 

Who will be Bola Ahmed Tinubu Running Mate for President ?

Moreover the ruling party APC have intensified their search for Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s running mate, among those considered to be his running mate are the SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, the two are considered to be prominent Christians from the north.

The ruling party are also considering the possibility of fielding a norther Muslim like the governor of Kaduna state Nashir El-Rufai as Ahmed Tinubu running mate.

Who is Tinubu vice president

 

PDP and Atiku Worries ?

The former vice president Atiku Abubakar and his party the PDP are concerned that Peter Obi’s defection to Labour Party will cost them votes in the south east which is considered a PDP stronghold, Likewise Rabiu Kwakwanso defection to the NNPP is considered a threat to the opposition party PDP in Kano state with a massive voting block. PDP also thinks Kwankwanso defection to NNPP will also booster the ruling party chances in the north.

 

The Labour Party and NNPP presidential candidates left the opposition party the PDP for various reasons. For Mr. Obi he left after purchasing the PDP’s 40 million naira presidential form and knowing the he can not get enough delegates to become the PDP flagbearer , while Mr. Kwakwanso left the party because he could not have won the PDP’s presidential tickets with the likes of Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike running against him.

 

Mr. Uche Secondus , the immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party confirmed this to the Punch News in a recent interview he granted to the paper. Mr Secondus said his party have a need to win states like Kano and other key states in the north.

 

He recalled that the current president victoriously carried fourty four local government with over one million four hundred thousands votes in the North, while Mr. Atiku only got three hundred thousand and ninety one votes.

 

Although the PDD did well in Kano in the last governorship election, it needed to do better now in other to win the presidency , and that is likely not to happen unless it forge alliance with the likes of Rabiu Kwakwanso of NNPP and Dr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

 

Its’s however unclear as at the time of this reporting what the People Democratic Party needed to do to bring this two presidential candidate back to its fold , as its now very clear the party may not be able to win the presidency with the likes of Dr, Peter Obi and Rabio Kwakwanso running on different platforms.

 

Senator Walid Jibrin, the PDP Board of Trustee chairman also confirmed their concern to the Punch News in an interview. The senator said its likely that South Easterner that normally vote PDP will now turn to Peter Obi , causing the party to lose their their greatest stronghold since 199.
This according to the senator is the reason why Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP have no option than to forge alliance with these two parties.

 

Another unanimous source confirmed to Punch that the PDP will surely lose the general election without the support of the south Easterners and Kano state with its massive voting block.

 

PDP will have no option than to bring back Rabiu Kwakwanso and Dr. Peter Obi back to its fold. However the party said it still have enough time to engage the two parties and convince them to return to the PDP.

 

The Punch News approached the Atiku Abubakar’s campaign organization to confirm if moves are being made by the former vice president to bring the likes of Dr Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwakwanso back to PDP or make one of them his running mate. Mr Paul Ibe , a media consultant to Atiku Abubakar who responded to questions said its unclear if his boss is making such moves, but confirmed that the former vice president is widening his outreach to capable Nigerians and the executive members of the PDP  to select the best candidate as his running mate.

 

Peter Obi will not step down for anybody.

However , the Peter Obi campaign director general said his boss will not be stepping down for anybody.
The DG Mr Okupe said Obi will never step down for any candidate, rather other candidate should consider stepping down for Mr. Peter Obi whose campaign is gaining momentum all across Nigeria.

“How can you ask a man who is generating this kind of support across the country to step down for anybody ?, this is a man whose time have come, this is a third force and nothing can stop this great movement” Mr. Okupe said.

Mr Peter Obi is very much contented being in the Labour Party and flying the party’s flag as the presidential candidate, Obi’s media aide, Valentine Obienyem told the Punch News.

 

Okonjo Iweala and Atiku.

People are mounting pressure on the former vice president Atiku Abubakar to pick the former finance minister and current director general of the World Trade Organization as his running mate . But the is does she have a electoral value?

How much can she influence an average Nigerian from the North and South? – Will she have the mass appeal?.

There are also speculations on social media that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has already reached out to doctor Iweala but she declined the offer.

Apc Governors Visit Atiku.

According to popular Music promoter , Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa a.k.a Charley Boy, APC Northern governors went to visit the former vice president Atiku Abubakar who is the presidential candidate of the opposition People Democratic Party. The visit happened less than 24 hours after Tinubu was declared winner of the APC presidential ticket.

 

peter obi calls inec

The presidential candidate of Labour Party has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission provide more voting machines to register people in the South East. He made the appeal in a statement he posted on twitter.

“Information reaching me indicate that voter registration across Nigeria, more so in the South East, is dogged by inertia & bureaucratic bottlenecks. I respectfully call on @inecnigeria to facilitate speedy registration of Nigerians to enable them exercise their voting rights.-PO”

Who is Peter Obi Running Mate ?

On the VP matter… It will be critical to be more strategic than sentimental in selecting a running mate. To beat the PDP and APC a credible Northern candidate, who is intelligent, experienced and is widely respected across country must be sought.

 

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