The announcement of the former governor of Anambra State Peter Obi by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar as his running mate for the 2019 general election has thrown the South Eastern state into jubilation.
Peter Obi was a two-term governor of Anambra between 2006 and 2014.
According to The Punch, most pubs in Awka, the state capital, were agog as if the Super Eagles had won a major competition.
A legal practitioner who was caught in the joyous mood said, “Peter Obi is a man who has a date with destiny.
“I’m not surprised that His Excellency Atiku Abubakar picked him to assist him to run the affairs of this country if he wins the presidency.
“That’s a confirmation of the good works Obi did here as governor. It’s a confirmation that Obi is ordained for greatness.
“It is a right choice. Nigeria will be great for it because Obi has a robust background of the private sector and tall achievements in governance.”
Also, speaking through his twitter handle, a governorship candidate on the platform of PDP, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, said, “Atiku made the right choice in Peter Obi.
“Nigerians’ prayer is answered. His Excellency Atiku Abubakar has made the right choice in picking Peter Obi as his running make.
“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,” Obaze said.