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Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by kahal29: 3:22am On Oct 14, 2018
Facts have emerged why the PDP governors and leaders in the Southeast are kicking against the choice of former governor of Anambra State governor, Mr Peter Obi as the party’s vice presidential candidate. The Atiku action has torn the South East chapter of the party apart.

According to an impeccable party source who pleaded anonymity, the governors and some of the leaders of the party in the zone have accused Atiku of reneging on his earlier promise and vowed to work against his candidacy.

The PDP chieftain told Sunday Sun that Atiku had earlier promised to use the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo as his running mate.

The chieftain who is also a Senatorial candidate in Anambra State said that the Southeast governors and some PDP leaders from the zone were working on endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari, since according to him, Atiku has shown that they do not matter in his political calculations.


“There will be peace if Soludo is made the running mate because that was what we agreed,” he said.

Asked if they still would have protested if former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was chosen by Atiku he said: “There is no problem with her, but Soludo is better. You know the woman is difficult, when you go to her for anything she will accuse you of wanting to be given the resources of the country.

“There was a meeting in Enugu over this. Three governors came – Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi. Ebonyi Governor (Dave Umahi) is the Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, he is angry over what happened.”

Governor Umahi had last Friday issued a statement dissociates himself from a release by his Chief Press Secretary, where the choice of Obi was hailed.

He said that the governors and leaders of the zone were not consulted before Atiku settled for Obi.

He explained that yesterday’s meeting by the governors and leaders of the party was to agree that Obi and his people would not have their way.

He disclosed that he had met with Atiku and his wife and told them that Obi’s choice cannot sell in Igbo land.

His words: “I met with Atiku’s wife on this, she said that I am a businessman, that the business environment will be made good, that Atiku will make things good. That is no promise.”

On where Governor Willie Obiano stood on the matter, he said: “How are you asking this type of question? Obiano totally rejects Obi. Obi has lost four governors from Southeast. APC already has Imo, so the entire five Southeast states are in the hands of APC. The zone is for Buhari.

Asked if Governor Umahi was serious on his threats, he said, “very serious. He is ready to work for Buhari.”


Narrating how they came about Soludo, the PDP henchman claimed that he and some leaders of the party held a meeting three months ago where Atiku promised him to pick his vice presidential candidate from the Southeast.

“He told us that the person he had in mind was Soludo and Anambra governor also supported it.

“I was instrumental to him winning the nomination. We started this spin doctor job months ago. Atiku met with me several times alongside Gbenga Daniel. He came to my house many times.

“After he was nominated, he went back on his promise, he changed completely and now brought Peter Obi instead of Soludo that we agreed upon. This is why all the Southeast governors and PDP leaders are kicking. Everybody is mad at Atiku for that singular decision.

“I heard Atiku said he did not consult us because PDP governors from Southeast voted for Tambuwal, that they did not vote for him.

“He said that Wike agreed that Peter Obi should be his running mate. But in doing that, he jettisoned the promised he made to us that we will choose the person that will take the slot.

“Like I said there is fire at the moment. Governors of Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu and Abia are angry. Governor of Enugu said he has discussed with a former governor in the Southeast that he will vote according to his conscience. He said that everybody deserves a second term, that Buhari deserves second term. He said that he as governor of Enugu needs second term, so he will not stop the president from enjoying second term. He said he will support the president if he seeks second term.”


Apart from other reasons they adduced for opposing the choice of former Anambra governor, he contended that “Peter Obi is not a liberal politician, he is a conservative. His candidacy will not sell. Many of us who know him very well know that he is unreliable, tricky and selfish. He says one thing and does another. There is a problem in the PDP house and if it is not handled well it will jeopardize Atiku’s ambition.

“I will soon come out to say all that I am telling you publicly. I feel cheated by Atiku. I have complained to friends. Atiku’s wife has begged me, but I refused to accept her pleas.

“I have resolved to work for Buhari and I know that several other people are doing same.”



http://sunnewsonline.com/why-seast-govs-leaders-moved-against-obi-as-atikus-vice/

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Addme: 4:01am On Oct 14, 2018
Things are gradually getting clearer.
Peter Obi is Conservative......
Iweala will not yield to the sharing of the commonwealth but Soludo is approachable and will be a good candidate to play balls with.
Tell me why Thunder will not scatter the lineage of any leader that want to scatter this heaven made combo....

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by kahal29: 4:03am On Oct 14, 2018
Addme:
Things are gradually getting clearer.
Peter Obi is Conservative......
Iweala will not yield to the sharing of the commonwealth but Soludo is approachable and will be a good candidate to play balls with.
Tell me why Thunder will not scatter the lineage of any leader that want to scatter this heaven made combo....

Hahahaha... You finish work. Is like you woke up from the ryt side this morning?

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by hucienda: 4:03am On Oct 14, 2018
Na wa for these guys. Selfish interests.

Dem no say Obi bi conservative especially for moni matta and Madame Iweala difficult because she is highly principled.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by AnyoneButAtiku: 4:04am On Oct 14, 2018
Atiku and trust be like day and night. angry
No be man wey dey consistent.


#AnyOneButAtiku

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by kahal29: 4:07am On Oct 14, 2018
AnyoneButAtiku:
Atiku and trust be like day and night. angry
No be man wey dey consistent.


#AnyOneButAtiku


Am telling you

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by afroniger: 4:10am On Oct 14, 2018
If this is true then it means these guys will ensure that Atiku will not have an impressive outing in the SouthEast. Atiku better take this impasse very serious and give it the urgent attention it deserves before it fatally damages his chances. If he loses their support and consequently fails to do well in the SE then he should consider his ambition dead-on-arrival.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Nogodye(m): 4:11am On Oct 14, 2018
Confusion in the camp of the wicked.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by modath(f): 4:13am On Oct 14, 2018
hucienda:
Na wa for these guys. Selfish interests...

Dem no say Obi bi conservative for moni matta.

That's what binds the elite...

Doubt he ran Peter Obi as Vice by his new found Crush/Bae OBJ & got him to support it.... Soludo is OBJ's guy anyday, anytime...


The SE govs will just find a way to kam daun & go with the flow, now they've put it in the public domain that Soludo is "non- conservative" (whatever it means), all bets are off.... Atiku can't go back no more... He has no choice but to forge ahead & collect the inevitable L with Obi in February. cool

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by AnyoneButAtiku: 4:14am On Oct 14, 2018
kahal29:


Am telling you

Atikulootor wey dey crisscross our political terrain since 1999 like persin wey no get clear direction.
Atikulootor wan chop and clean mouth again grin

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Bari22(m): 4:15am On Oct 14, 2018
Just tell me that self hatred attached to igbos is nothing but truth

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Aufbauh(m): 4:42am On Oct 14, 2018
For all those 'Akitulating'upadan your hope will soon be Kill later.
To think that PMB and his team are not aware of the elitist and some of the improvished gang up is live in fool paradise.

2019 will offer a surprise package because PMB will ravish his enemies territory .

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Kayceo2010: 4:51am On Oct 14, 2018
And you want me to believe this??.. I'm from Enugu and I bet you this ppl are spilling trash. Ugwuanyi to support Buhari for second term.. Lolzz.. grin grin
I laf una.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Doerstech(m): 4:51am On Oct 14, 2018
I'm Igbo and they can go to hell for all I care...
What nonsense....let me see how they will openly work against PDP.....
Come rain come shine....WE ARE ATIKULATING....

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by WhyMoD: 4:59am On Oct 14, 2018
They're against Obi for being conservative.. we all know they call Obi stingy cos he doesn't throw away public funds

They don't want iweala cos she'd not share public funds..

Friends this is simply why we must stick harder to Obi as the VP..

You can go to hell all the SE governors..
And now that it is on the know your own re-election is threatened for real..

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by dumahi(m): 5:09am On Oct 14, 2018
Haha! Atiku nyash don dey open small small. But he is only better than Bubu.

But, very truly, there is no single hope in most of these so called leaders. Why have most of them not complained against the choice of Atiku but instead against Obi? That tells u how rotten their mindsets have become.

Or, are they using Atiku's choice of Obi as an alibi to voice out their hitherto hidden protest against the VERY ill conceived choice of Atiku by PDP?

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Yyeske(m): 5:18am On Oct 14, 2018
I've said this earlier that PDP made a big mistake giving Atiku the ticket, a man who still has many skeletons in his cupboard and bringing up Peter Obi as his vice, knowing fully well that he and Obiano are not in talking terms and don't see eyeball to eyeball. Obiano will do everything possible to frustrate Peter Obi and PDP in Anambra.
Peter Obi couldn't win his local government for PDP in the last guber election in Anambra and the party coming a distant third behind APGA and APC says so much about Peter's political influence in the state.
For those who don't know, Anambra people were angered when Peter left APGA for PDP and can't trust him anymore.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by jchioma: 5:20am On Oct 14, 2018
Addme:
Things are gradually getting clearer.
Peter Obi is Conservative......
Iweala will not yield to the sharing of the commonwealth but Soludo is approachable and will be a good candidate to play balls with.
Tell me why Thunder will not scatter the lineage of any leader that want to scatter this heaven made combo....

You de mind those selfish mofos. Enemies of progress masquerading as leaders. Peter will not play balls.

As for me and my house, we will vote Atiku/Obi any day over the lifeless one.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by WisdomFlakes: 5:24am On Oct 14, 2018
afroniger:
If this is true then it means these guys will ensure that Atiku will not have an impressive outing in the SouthEast. Atiku better take this impasse very serious and give it the urgent attention it deserves before it fatally damages his chances. If he loses their support and consequently fails to do well in the SE then he should consider his ambition dead-on-arrival.

My own perspective on the unfolding drama is that it might be a ploy by the SE leaders to avoid a situation where it would appear that the Igbos are putting all their eggs in one basket, so to speak. That way in the event that Buhari defeats Atiku (which is the more likely outcome), they will cite this episode as proof that not all of them were in full support of Atiku. Thereby giving themselves some politcal bargaining room with Buhari in his second term. I see Buhari doing decently in the South East in 2019 irrespective of whom Atiku selects as his running mate.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Yyeske(m): 5:25am On Oct 14, 2018
Aufbauh:
For all those 'Akitulating'upadan your hope will soon be Kill later.
To think that PMB and his team are not aware of the elitist and some of the improvished gang up is live in fool paradise.

2019 will offer a surprise package because PMB will ravish his enemies territory .
Don't mind those clownish Atikulators who never knew that Obiano is a covert Buhari supporter and would never want Peter Obi to be ahead of him politically because if PDP wins the national election next year, Peter Obi would be in a better position to determine the next governor in the state and that is the last thing Obiano and Anambra wants.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by MeanChris(m): 5:27am On Oct 14, 2018
But soludo is not in PDP na

grin grin grin

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by NaijaFutbol: 5:33am On Oct 14, 2018
Ok?
Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by seunfly: 5:33am On Oct 14, 2018
MeanChris:
But soludo is not in PDP na

grin grin grin

Was Atiku in PDP 8 months ago?

As for me, I like Peter Obi he is one of the first class governors we have in Nigeria, I rank him in the same league as Fashola, Donald Duke kwakwaso etc but Peter Obi also manage to achieve those thing without putting his state in debt like Fashola and Donald Duke.

Anyway I won't even vote for APC or PDP they are one and the same. I'm casting my vote for Donald duke.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:33am On Oct 14, 2018
Na wa oooooo

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by imoowo(m): 5:34am On Oct 14, 2018
Let us give our life to Jesus he's the right choice

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Joevics(m): 5:35am On Oct 14, 2018
Ggg
Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by kerry57: 5:36am On Oct 14, 2018
Who consultation epp. All we need is people with character that will change the situation in Nig and not DemiGods that want to be consulted. Abeg make them go sleep and wake up to face their state affairs

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by hyfr(m): 5:38am On Oct 14, 2018
Old fools. They’re looking for a friend with benefit.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by afroniger: 5:38am On Oct 14, 2018
I don't think Obi candidacy will go far without SE leaders support. If Obiano doesn't support him then Atiku should forget it.

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Re: Exclusive: Why South East Govs, Leaders Moved Against Obi As Atikus Running Mate by Yyeske(m): 5:38am On Oct 14, 2018
jchioma:


You de mind those selfish mofos. Enemies of progress masquerading as leaders. Peter will not play balls.

As for me and my house, we will vote Atiku/Obi any day over the lifeless one.
Atikulate till thy kingdom come but if I may ask you, how many times have you seen Obiano attending any SEastern governors forum in person? That's to tell you how much he despises Obi and PDP, we all knew he was the first SE governor that visited Buhari in 2015 after his election as president.
So continue atikulating but don't shout when results starts rolling in.

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