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Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by onuebonyi: 6:54am On Oct 09, 2018
•To decide on zoning of position between South-west and South-east tomorrow
•Age, knowledge of economy key criterion for nomination

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has begun earnest search for his running mate as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for the submission of names of parties’ candidate expires on Monday.


By the 1999 Constitution as amended and the Electoral Act 2010 as amended, no candidature is complete without a running mate.
THISDAY sources close to the Atiku camp said at least three technocrats and two politicians have been penciled down for the position.

The technocrats are, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo; former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina; and former Managing Director of Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Chike Obi.

The politicians being considered for the number two position are, former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.


According to a source, the candidate and the PDP hierarchy are still undecided on the zone the position should be allotted. But he said the scope had been narrowed down to the South-west and the South-east.

“We would have to weigh the electoral value of both zones and decide where we would allot it,” the source said, explaining that there was the need to maintain a balance between the existing political configuration, which requires the party to challenge the dominance of the APC in the high voting South-west by picking a running mate that would challenge the electoral advantage of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and the need to retain the loyalty of the South-east that had remained a PDP stronghold.

Both zones were believed to have helped Atiku to neutralise the Northern zones’ delegates’ votes that went to Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal during the presidential primary on Saturday.


A source told THISDAY that the matter would be trashed out tomorrow at a meeting of the presidential candidate with the party hierarchy.
Apart from zoning, Atiku is also said to be considering age and knowledge of the economy and economics as two major criterions for the selection of the running mate.

According to a source, the presidential candidate thinks his running mate has to be a much younger person as a strategy to appeal to the army of youths, which is already up in arms against the old brigade.

Atiku is, however, said to be insisting that such a young man must also have deep knowledge of the economy as his focus is on the revival of the economy to create jobs for the teaming unemployed population.

“His challenge, therefore, is how to strike the balance between getting a youthful running mate and an economy savvy candidate. Both must be rolled into one,” a source said, explain that this might have informed the short list that was revealed to THISDAY.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 6:57am On Oct 09, 2018
Why consider adesina at all?

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by boy16(m): 7:00am On Oct 09, 2018
undecided
Corruption meets corruption.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by iammo(m): 7:00am On Oct 09, 2018
grin even a day old baby knows the region atiku is picking his VP from, no matter the empty and inconsequential threat of political boycott from a region with only 7m PVC , and track record of loosing national politics(Ibrahim tofa/Sylvester Ugoh and buhari/okadigbo). The owner of thisday newspaper Mr Nduka Obaigbena is only writing his own theory based on wishful thinking.... I wonder which northerner would vote for a southeast vice President, after been thoroughly insulted and called illetrates, zoogerians, terrorist, ewu Gambia, gworo chewing malu, or the yellow bar Muslim Fulani slave name calling grin. How exactly will a tribe given quit notice and ultimatum to leave north or face violence, endup wining anything as a vice president in that same north

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Topccy007z: 7:01am On Oct 09, 2018
Pick your running mate and stop giving people headache unnecessarily

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by sremmlyf(m): 7:02am On Oct 09, 2018
Soludo is the man
for those clamoring for SW VP
Note: a bird at hand is worth more than thousands in the Bush
APC patiently waiting for that error to occur then they will capitalize on that
PDP will not get bloc votes in the east neither will they get in the west.
if truly the SW are patriotic as they claim then they will support the restructuring call by atiku by voting him for the good of the country.
but the hypocrites screaming IPOB miscreants support buhari just for selfish reasons

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by UncleNnamdi: 7:06am On Oct 09, 2018
cogbuagu:

According to a source, the presidential candidate thinks his running mate has to be a much younger person as a strategy to appeal to the army of youths, which is already up in arms against the old brigade.

Atiku is, however, said to be insisting that such a young man must also have deep knowledge of the economy as his focus is on the revival of the economy to create jobs for the teaming unemployed population.

He'll be choosing from South East.

And that, will be a good decision.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by mycar: 7:06am On Oct 09, 2018
If not for politics of inclusive, I have no problem with his choice of VP.
If he picks VP from SE, SW can produce the SP.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by IamAtikulate: 7:06am On Oct 09, 2018
shouldered:
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Can you add a new certificate to a running website?
Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by cogbuagu: 7:07am On Oct 09, 2018
Serious ?
Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Osagyefo98: 7:08am On Oct 09, 2018
Any atiku running mate should come from anambra state if not obiano should immediately start working for buhari second term.


Who ekweremmadu from enugu epp.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:11am On Oct 09, 2018
Osagyefo98:
Any atiku running mate should come from anambra state if not obiano should immediately start working for buhari second term.


Who ekweremmadu from enugu epp.

You are OYO.

Ekweremadu is highly qualified just as any other person with an Igbo root.

So guide your utterances if you ain't an afonja who wanna spite sisters.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by onuebonyi: 7:13am On Oct 09, 2018
Chike Obi, Soludo and Peter Obi are top on the list

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Osagyefo98: 7:14am On Oct 09, 2018
EasternActivist:


You are OYO.

Ekweremadu is highly qualified just as any other person with an Igbo root.

So guide your utterances if you ain't an afonja who wanna spite sisters.

Qualified my foot.

Anybody aside this....Apc will have our votes

From obiano body language now, he is with buhari.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by sremmlyf(m): 7:14am On Oct 09, 2018
Osagyefo98:
Any atiku running mate should come from anambra state if not obiano should immediately start working for buhari second term.


Who ekweremmadu from enugu epp.
fallen demon from brown roof

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Osagyefo98: 7:17am On Oct 09, 2018
sremmlyf:

fallen demon from brown roof


I involve in supreme argument nwokem.


Obiano should initiate process. For buhari re election.
Imagine ekweremmadu vp after 16yrs. In senate r

Rubbish

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:18am On Oct 09, 2018
Osagyefo98:


Qualified my foot.

Anybody aside this....Apc will have our votes

From obiano body language now, he is with buhari.

Obiano can't decide for the whole Igbos, if he likes he can support whoever, he only has one vote.

We the masses know what to do and we are voting for atiku with an Igbo VP as simple as it sounds...

Like I said again you are OYO and you can go hug wet high tension if you so wish...

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by globemoney: 7:19am On Oct 09, 2018
I was tipping Soludo for this if NOIweala doesn’t agree.
Soludo from APGA will 100% get APGA support
Soludo has the international support Atiku badly needs to win

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Osagyefo98: 7:20am On Oct 09, 2018
EasternActivist:


Obiano can't decide for the whole Igbos, if he likes he can support whoever, he only has one vote.

We the masses know what to do and we are voting for atiku with an Igbo VP as simple as it sounds...

Like I said again you are OYO and you can go hug wet high tension if you so wish...




Obiano has all it takes to gather votes for buhari and will kill pdp chances in anambra.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by arewafederation: 7:21am On Oct 09, 2018
We would have to weigh the electoral value of both zones and decide where we would allot it,” the source said, explaining that there was the need to maintain a balance between the existing political configuration, which requires the party to challenge the dominance of the APC in the high voting South-west by picking a running mate that would challenge the electoral advantage of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and the need to retain the loyalty of the South-east that had remained a PDP stronghold

Na wah ooo...

SW want to usurp the little chances and happiness of the Ibos all because they have no electoral value sad

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Bede2u(m): 7:21am On Oct 09, 2018
EasternActivist:


You are OYO.

Ekweremadu is highly qualified just as any other person with an Igbo root.

So guide your utterances if you ain't an afonja who wanna spite sisters.
the dude isnt igbo...we know him and his 20 monikers

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:23am On Oct 09, 2018
Osagyefo98:





Obiano has all it takes to gather votes for buhari and will kill pdp chances in anambra.

You're a learner if you think so as you will also believe that aeroplane is only as big as how it is in the air.

If you donno je juo ese

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Hector09(m): 7:25am On Oct 09, 2018
So what happen to south south atiku should be ready to fail
Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:26am On Oct 09, 2018
globemoney:
I was tipping Soludo for this if NOIweala doesn’t agree.
Soludo from APGA will 100% get APGA support
Soludo has the international support Atiku badly needs to win

Anybody with Igbo root is OK and duly qualified bro. Obiano's boy cool
Kidding though. We need to set our local political differences apart for us to get what we want generally.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:27am On Oct 09, 2018
Bede2u:
the dude isnt igbo...we know him and his 20 monikers

Oh thank you, thought as much though...
Igbo wannabes everywhere. grin

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:28am On Oct 09, 2018
Hector09:
So what happen to south south atiku should be ready to fail

They got the chairman of the PDP, and has gotten presidency courtesy of PDP

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Osagyefo98: 7:28am On Oct 09, 2018
EasternActivist:


You're a learner if you think so as you will also believe that aeroplane is only as big as how it is in the air.

If you donno je juo ese



I believe u are the learner here.
Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by Osagyefo98: 7:29am On Oct 09, 2018
Is only onuebonyi that shares anambra vision.

God bless u.
Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by forgiveness: 7:34am On Oct 09, 2018
sremmlyf:
Soludo is the man
for those clamoring for SW VP
Note: a bird at hand is worth more than thousands in the Bush
APC patiently waiting for that error to occur then they will capitalize on that
PDP will not get bloc votes in the east neither will they get in the west.
if truly the SW are patriotic as they claim then they will support the restructuring call by atiku by voting him for the good of the country.
but the hypocrites screaming IPOB miscreants support buhari just for selfish reasons

Promising restructuring without showing plans on how he wants to achieve it is another fraud.

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by globemoney: 7:34am On Oct 09, 2018
EasternActivist:


Anybody with Igbo root is OK and duly qualified bro. Obiano's boy cool
Kidding though. We need to set our local political differences apart for us to get what we want generally.
Okonjo Iweala who is not from Anambra is my first choice then Soludo then Akinwunmi Adesina. I’m not a tribalist cool

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Re: Atiku Considers Soludo, Adesina, Chike Obi, Peter Obi,Ekweremadu As Running Mate by EasternActivist: 7:34am On Oct 09, 2018
Osagyefo98:
Is only onuebonyi that shares anambra Igbos vision.

God bless u.

Corrected kiss

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