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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by Odingo1: 4:01pm On Oct 12, 2018
Bishop4real:


Executive governor & VP are two different things all together. While a governor is in charge, a VP is a "Boi, boi". Though I like Obi. He's sound & showed great management prowess during his stint in Anambra, politically, this choice might backfire. PDP has SE already in their kitty. They needed to woo the SW. With this choice, SW will prefer their son, Osibanjo to anybody, no matter how saintly & great, from SE. Moreso, with PMB/Osibanjo ticket, SW can dream of a shot at the presidency by 2023 after PMB. This scenario is lost with Atiku's choice bcoz surely he will go for second tenure that will terminate by 2027. After which, the Igbos will lay claim through Obi.

APC should have pick VP from SE since SW is already lock down for APC.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by Movic1(m): 4:01pm On Oct 12, 2018
denitro:


If Atiku had picked from the SW it won't have been suicide. The Igbos would have stayed their hands during this election.
Atiku knows that a lot of Nigerians can't stand another 4 years under Buhari, it will be mass suffering.
SW voters won't vote Atiku and sure won't vote Buhari. They will just thumb print for APC Governor and will ignore Buhari.

Says who? Atiku just gave Buhari a smooth ride..

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by obenwa1111: 4:01pm On Oct 12, 2018
SOUTH WEST WILL BENEFIT MOST FROM ATIKU'S GOVERNMENT. WATCH AND SEE
Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by Tjiaz(m): 4:01pm On Oct 12, 2018
Tbf, I don't even care who Atiku choose, I just want buhari gone,enough is enough.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by aku626(m): 4:01pm On Oct 12, 2018
CilicMarin:
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


With This Combination!

Atiku Has Just Won The South West 100%
Do you mean south east? Peter Obi sounds east
Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by Unik3030: 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
ZAWs:
BUBU and crew may probably no longer need to lose any sleep.
OBJ has succeeded in crumbling Atiku final political mission.(if you know you know)
This is a case of buying what you already have.
Atiku already has the votes from SS/SE, why picking a running mate from there even?
The West won't vote against PYO!
d guy just buried his political ambition,its obvious se n ss will never vote for buhari so y pick d VP from there?he ought to pick VP from SW ,senate president from se n other big posts from ss

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by Sirjamo: 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
I have been praying silently that Atiku should make this big mistake, thank God my prayers have been answered

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by homebase(m): 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
If truly Atiku has picked Peter Obi from southeast as his VP, then the APC led FG may use it against them. How?

The FG may relax the security in the SE and SS during elections to allow IPOB carry out no vote threat which will lead to low voters turn out against PDP.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by ogtavia(m): 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
ChiefAzubuikeh:
With this news , winning the north will be an uphill task for Atiku.
The North do not care about Atiku or consider him a Northerner so the southeast seems like his last hope.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by fairplay90(m): 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
talk2saintify:
shocked


Very smart decision from ATIKU
If Atiku Continues with this SMARTNESS, then winning 2019 elections would'nt be a problem
Even Though Peter Obi Never achieved any thing while in power during his tenure as the Governor of Anambra, Igbos and Easterners will still vote for him because Peter Obi is From the East!!
We already know that at least 55% of people who voted buhari during the last election are regretting it already, so we can admit that the reverse will be the case come2019.




Who did not achieve anything
Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by ogtavia(m): 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
Let us consider this matter pragmatically,

Atiku with a SW running mate ; Osinbajo and Tinubu Factor will be an hinderance plus he might not get south eastern sympathy. The southeast will not like to be shunned a second time. Kingsley Moghalu is also there and I know the PDP will likely work with him 2019 if they win

Atiku with a SE running mate ; He will get overwhelming south eastern support,if this happens, the Tinubu power reign might likely come to an end. The only problem with this strategy is Jimi Agbaje doesn't pose a threat to sanwo - olu in lagos and winning the elections without Lagos and a section of the North seems like an uphill task.This is the frank truth.

Implication on Igbo Presidency in 2023; APC winning 2019 elections will create a high possibility of an Igbo president in 2023.Tinubu power reign might still be affected cos yorubas will not willingly vote in an Igbo man for president. Atiku winning 2019 elections will end hopes for Igbo presidency in 2023 and probably any time soon.

CONCLUSION: Atiku choosing Peter Obi as running mate portends a positive effect on the economy and ease of doing business in Nigeria. Peter Obi is a technocrat and has ties with World Bank and IMF though this might not count for much.Might be able to woo Okonjo Iweala back into running the economy as CBN governor.Overall, this shows Atiku/PDP are not here to play so APC and other parties shouldnt think they are pushovers.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by donb06: 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
candygist:


If I hear biafra from your mouth again enn . I will ...... make I no talk
Are you not happy that we are one Nigeria again?.... See let me tell you something about the igbos. at least I have stayed with them.... They are business oriented so anything or anybody that is a threat to business is seen as the enemy. while majority of the population of other regions are salary earners or farmers..... have you asked yourself while abia and imo is owing months of salary yet you hardly hear about it? It is because they hardly depend on the government for survival... To an average Igbo man Buhari is a threat to business.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by bigpicture001: 4:02pm On Oct 12, 2018
talk2saintify:
shocked


Very smart decision from ATIKU
If Atiku Continues with this SMARTNESS, then winning 2019 elections would'nt be a problem
Even Though Peter Obi Never achieved any thing while in power during his tenure as the Governor of Anambra, Igbos and Easterners will still vote for him because Peter Obi is From the East!!
We already know that at least 55% of people who voted buhari during the last election are regretting it already, so we can admit that the reverse will be the case come2019.


...say only what u know my guy...peter obi is d best former governor in Nigeria better than even fashola

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by OLUWABIG(m): 4:03pm On Oct 12, 2018
CilicMarin:
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

With This Combination!
Atiku Has Just Won The South West 100%

sorry but just wanna ask is peter obi from south west ?
Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by jumpandpas(m): 4:03pm On Oct 12, 2018
boxypane:

Because they simply don't have a representative in the PDP!!!! Have you forgotten that only the west and the north decides who rules!!! Oga, division will never let the east come together, and even if they do, there votes wouldn't decide anything meaningful.


When did your west start deciding who rule Nigeria?.



Shagari won without the West, OBJ also won without the West. So what are you saying?

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by denitro(m): 4:03pm On Oct 12, 2018
Bishop4real:


Executive governor & VP are two different things all together. While a governor is in charge, a VP is a "Boi, boi". Though I like Obi. He's sound & showed great management prowess during his stint in Anambra, politically, this choice might backfire. PDP has SE already in their kitty. They needed to woo the SW. With this choice, SW will prefer their son, Osibanjo to anybody, no matter how saintly & great, from SE. Moreso, with PMB/Osibanjo ticket, SW can dream of a shot at the presidency by 2023 after PMB. This scenario is lost with Atiku's choice bcoz surely he will go for second tenure that will terminate by 2027. After which, the Igbos will lay claim through Obi.

Ghana former President Mahama lost the election with that mindset. The Volta Region are core NDC, during his tenure NDC felt that they already had the Volta Region in the kitty and then decided to do more projects in Kumasi etc (Core Opposition areas) in order to win over people in those areas.
Guess what happened, the area they felt they had in the kitty boycotted the election, they didn't vote for the opposition and didn't even vote for their own party.
The opposition won easy.
Lesson: Never take people for granted.
Ignoring the SE will backfire, there are no wrong or right answer. It's better to reward loyalty than try to win over the opposition.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by sanpipita(m): 4:03pm On Oct 12, 2018
izzou:


I wanted Adeshina, but Atiku is right.

PDP does not exist in the West. Even if he gives it to the West, PDP will lose. It's better he commits his all to a region where he will reap almost all

It's just like Buhari pickng and easterner as VP. He will still lose in the east. Atiku calculated well, to me

Pls tell them PDP will lose it if they battle buhari and osibanjo in their strong hold same time, ppl forget there many igbos in sw that can vote even in north.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by CyberWolf: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
Bishop4real:


Executive governor & VP are two different things all together. While a governor is in charge, a VP is a "Boi, boi". Though I like Obi. He's sound & showed great management prowess during his stint in Anambra, politically, this choice might backfire. PDP has SE already in their kitty. They needed to woo the SW. With this choice, SW will prefer their son, Osibanjo to anybody, no matter how saintly & great, from SE. Moreso, with PMB/Osibanjo ticket, SW can dream of a shot at the presidency by 2023 after PMB. This scenario is lost with Atiku's choice bcoz surely he will go for second tenure that will terminate by 2027. After which, the Igbos will lay claim through Obi.
Why didn’t APC give their VP ticket to SE since they have SW in their kitty already? It’s because you’ve never participated in politics. Rule number 1 is politics is that you should all it takes to retain and consolidate on
Your stronholds. You don’t throw away your stronghold while looking for a new stronghold.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by samstels: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
talk2saintify:
shocked


Very smart decision from ATIKU
If Atiku Continues with this SMARTNESS, then winning 2019 elections would'nt be a problem
Even Though Peter Obi Never achieved any thing while in power during his tenure as the Governor of Anambra, Igbos and Easterners will still vote for him because Peter Obi is From the East!!
We already know that at least 55% of people who voted buhari during the last election are regretting it already, so we can admit that the reverse will be the case come2019.



Are u in Nigeria ? How can you say that peter obi did not achieve anything ? na waoooo

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by obenwa1111: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
FAT LIE. SOUTH WEST DON'T LIKE BUHARI. ITS BECAUSE OF OSIBANJO THEY ARE MANAGING HIM. BESIDES 2023 THE PRESIDENCY IS GOING TO SOUTH EAST. YORUBAS MUST VOTE FOR ATIKU BECASUE THEY WILL BENEFIT MOST.
Odingo1:


APC should have pick VP from SE since SW is already lock down for APC.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by paramakina202: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
CilicMarin:
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With This Combination!

Atiku Has Just Won The South West 100%

PDP zone presidency to the North and VP to Southeast since last year.
Win or lose SE have been with PDP since 1999.
Yoruba should stick with bubu and APC if they so wish no problem.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by degamemaster(m): 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
Nice and beautiful combination. Victory is sure. Buhari must go back to daura

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by toyetade: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
MrMystrO:
Nigerians sha! All of a sudden Atiku has now become the best thing since sliced bread. Same Atiku that was in APC just last year. And this is how we will keep revolving around in circles, Recycling Old crooked politicians and NEVER Truly moving forward as a nation. Na wa ooo

Especially that the two options we have are old in their 70s. We need younger and physically agile people at the top especially considering the size of Nigeria
Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by massingale(m): 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
What did SW get from the government even with our VP slot?I
Atiku-Obi issa goooooooaaaallllllll

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by Nobody: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
The Atiku/Pete Obi Combination may not seem like a wise decision for the politically nepotistic, but it is the wisest decision for Nigeria and a better alternative to a Buhari/Osinbanjo cocktail of strange bedfellows.

Obi is a great business man, so is Atiku.

If two Entrepreneurs run Nigeria the way they run their successful businesses, then Nigeria will have no business being poor.

It will however be a Herculean task, not from local road blockers, but for the IMF/World Bank and the Office of International Relations, who will stop at nothing to ensure that only fools rule Nigeria.

I just wish this news is true. It will be the best combination since 1900. The very first attempt to restructure and economically activate Nigeria.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by GSA01: 4:04pm On Oct 12, 2018
Yes oh, Good choice by Atiku. Peter Obi from south east is the running mate. at least we now know the contenders and key players..

Buhari- North west. the zone with highest voters
Osinbajo-South West, the zone with the second highest voters
VS

Atiku- North East. Zone with the third highest voters(Buhari stronghold)
Peter Obi-South east, zone with the least voters

Your guess is as Good as mine!!!!!!!

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by majormofor(m): 4:05pm On Oct 12, 2018
talk2saintify:
shocked


Very smart decision from ATIKU
If Atiku Continues with this SMARTNESS, then winning 2019 elections would'nt be a problem
Even Though Peter Obi Never achieved any thing while in power during his tenure as the Governor of Anambra, Igbos and Easterners will still vote for him because Peter Obi is From the East!!
We already know that at least 55% of people who voted buhari during the last election are regretting it already, so we can admit that the reverse will be the case come2019.



go n check his record o
Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by CyberWolf: 4:05pm On Oct 12, 2018
Sirjamo:
I have been praying silently that Atiku should make this big mistake, thank God my prayers have been answered
that’s a fat lie grin you are really pained, it’s game over for Buhari.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by obenwa1111: 4:05pm On Oct 12, 2018
ATIKU KEPT TO HIS PROMISE OF PICKING A SOUTH EAST VICE. UNLIKE BUHARI GOVT FULL OF LIES AND PROPAGANDA. grin grin

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by axponline: 4:05pm On Oct 12, 2018
To all those who think a running mate from the SW will make a significant difference please consider the following

1. SW usually votes for whoever they think will present a progressive agenda for Nigeria not because of tribe etc. In 2015, PMB was voted for in the SW because we thought he would restore some sanity to the system and not because of Prof Osinbajo per se.
2. SW votes have always been split 60/40 between opposition and PDP regardless of who the candidate is. Even in 2015 when PMB won, the vote was still split 60/40 between apc and pdp. Its not going to be any different this time around.
3. Even when Obasanjo a SW candidate was running, the vote was still split 60/40 at the presidential election.

In 2019, the SW vote will still be split 60/40 is what I think regardless of who the VP candidate is.

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by wideawaken01: 4:05pm On Oct 12, 2018
Atikulating to Aso Rock

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Re: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate by codedguy1(m): 4:06pm On Oct 12, 2018
marvinsync:



so ur saying
Yorubas are so stupid and shallow that they would vote for apc because PDP didn't choose a VP from their side?


Its sickening, pmb/pyo has done nothing for them and they still want to vote them back.

People who are likely to implement the restructuring that they have craved for are on the ballot and they still want to hang on to one VP position that actually brings nothing to them.

Talk about being parochial!

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