By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The city of Awka, Anambra State capital is agog following the news of former governor Peter Obi being picked as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar for next year’s general election.
Most sit out within the capital was taken over by jubiliant crowd and fans of the former governor who many see as the most ideal candidate for the position in the southeast.
In his reaction, the former governorship candidate of PDP, Mr. Oseloka Obaze said, “Atiku made the right choice in Peter Obi.
“Nigerians prayer is answered, His Excellency Atiku Abubaka has made the right choice in picking Peter Obi as his running mate.
“Atiku has just exhibited the ability to make hard headed decision required of purposeful leaders.
“Let’s get Nigeria working again. God bless Atiku, God bless Peter Obi and God bless Nigeria.”
On his part, an Awka based business man, Henry Nwune said that with Obi as a vice president to Atiku, Nigeria will experience an economic boom.
He said, “Obi is a master economist; remember what he did as a governor of Anambra State for eight years, so you can imagine when such good work is replicated at the national level. It is in indeed a happy day for us in Anambra State and PDP members. Atiku made the best choice.”