That the People Democratic Party , PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has picked Imus running mate is no longer a news but the reason why he picked Peter Obi above other qualified Ibos still remain unknown to many.
Paperena gathered that Atiku picked the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi above the choice of the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and Ben Obi because of his knowledge in Economy management.
It was gathered that three names, Ekweremadu, Peter Obi and Ben Obi were sent to Atiku to choose from, but Atiku, even though he has Peter Obi in mind, told the Ibos stakeholders to pick their choice.
A PDP source told our correspondent that when Atiku threw the choice of Obi before the Ibos’ stakeholders, the Ibos business community said that they prefer the choice of Obi to others, as Obi would open the economy.
The source said that the business community said that Peter Obi is more accessible than the others.
The choice of Ekweremadu and also the choice of National Organizing Secretary of PDP Austin Akobundu, who was described as a military officers was also discarded.
The source further said that Atiku has Peter Obi in mind as running mate before now, adding that the former Anambra state governor is discipline and moderate.
It was further gathered that Obi emerged through series of consultations by stakeholders in the party and outside it.
The source, who spoke with our correspondent said that form has already been given to Obi to fill as the running mate of Atiku, even as it was gathered that the names of the presidential candidate and his running mate would be sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) next week.