Presidency Mocks PDP Over Peter Obi's Emergence As Atiku's Running Mate
Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi in a tight hug. Photo credit: Twitter.

A Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has endorsed the Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi ticket for the 2019 general election.

Speaking with Daily Sun on Thursday, Iwuanyanwu, who described Obi’s emergence as a welcome development, however, vowed to ensure that Atiku meets with political leaders in the South East, under the leadership of Ike Ekweremadu, vice chairman of PDP, Austin Umahi and the Chairman, Eastern States PDP Governors Forum, Dr Dave Umahi.

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According to the PDP chieftain, the three leaders would be saddled with the responsibility of arranging a meeting between Atiku and South East leaders and elders.

Iwuanyanwu regretted that the meeting would have long been held but could not, as a result of the PDP presidential candidate’s unscheduled trip abroad.

He said as soon Atiku he returns, he would formally present Obi before South East leaders and elders for endorsement.

Iwuanyanwu, however, thanked Nigerians, especially Gbenga Daniel and other members of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, for having faith in the team to produce a credible candidate for the party, to stand for the 2019 presidential election.