Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Gbenga Daniel

The chairman of the Northern Elders’ Council (NEC), Tanko Yakasai has commended Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for picking Peter Obi as his running mate in 2019 presidential election.

In a statement made available to newsmen, Yakassai described Atiku’s choice as a balanced one owing to the fact that Obi is a Christian and from the South-East.

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The statement read: “It was expected all along that the slot of the Vice President should go to the South East for the PDP as APC has chosen the South West.

“What is not ascertained is whether the choice of Peter Obi is the collective choice of the majority of the people of the South East.

“Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi ticket is a very good one. Atiku Abubakar is a Muslim from the North while Peter Obi is a Christian from the South just as Muhammadu Buhari is a Muslim from the North and Yemi Osinbajo is a Christian from the South. Everything is balanced.”