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.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate for the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has visited leaders of the party in the South-East, including governors, to seek support for his nomination.

The South-East governors had expressed reservations over Obi’s selection as former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s running mate, saying they were not consulted.

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However, the former Anambra State governor embarked on a peace mission to meet with leaders of the party in the South-East region.

Obi paid a courtesy visit to Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Friday.

Obi had also visited Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, and Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, as well as Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

The former governor also visited President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, at his Enugu residence, on Friday.

Speaking during the courtesy call on Ugwuanyi, Obi said his nomination for the position ‘was for all Igbo’.

He also said he visited the South-East PDP leaders to seek their support.

Speaking to newsmen, Obi downplayed the reservations raised by some PDP leaders over his nomination.

He said: “I don’t think that they raised any dust – they are my leaders. They only disagreed with the process of communication.

“None of them have said that they don’t want Peter Obi; they only said they wished they were consulted. I respect them, I have visited Umahi, Ekweremadu, Ikpeazu, Ugwuanyi, and now I am visiting the Ohanaeze leader.”