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Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by BeautifulMind2: 10:54am On Oct 17, 2018
The enthusiastic reaction to Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra state as running mate to Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in 2019 presidential election, is a confirmation of Obi’ unquestioned competence, his reputation for integrity and experience in domestic and global economics. But these are not the only factors that made him a unique Vice-Presidential pick.


Making a decision on a presidential running mate is not an easy task. It takes time to carefully consider prospective candidates. To winnow down the prospective candidates and settle for one person requires the following criteria: The candidate must be fully qualified to be President, just in case. The nominee must share the political philosophy of the presidential candidate. Besides, the person must be someone with whom the presidential candidate is comfortable with. And in the interest of party harmony, the person must be acceptable to majority of party members. Obi is acclaimed to fit into all the criteria listed and miles ahead of other prospective candidates.

In addition, his accomplishments as Governor of Anambra state for eight years were also considered as excellent. A statement by the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel said that much about Obi’s astute professional credentials which are what Nigeria needs at this point of her peculiar political and socioeconomic history. Beyond all of this, Obi is both smart, savvy and a highly principled, a man of conviction who always stands for something, a man with strength of character, who is not afraid to speak his mind in any issue he strongly believes in.

In Nigeria’s politics today, it’s hard to see public officials and politicians who have chosen the path of honour no matter the greasy pole that is Nigerian politics. That’s why, very often, it’s difficult for a typical Nigerian politician to answer these baseline questions: Why am I in public office? Am I going there for public good or to feather my own nest? Again, that is why many of our politicians lack that clear qualification for higher office. Many of them don’t possess what it takes to perform beyond average. The truth is that the Presidency and the Vice Presidency are not prizes to be won. These unique offices, to paraphrase former United States President Gerald Ford, ‘is a duty to be done.’ In other words, it’s the challenge of the job, not the power and glamour of the office that should matter most.

How then does Obi complement the strength of Atiku, and not a spare tyre of sort? This is what Obi will bring into the office. Anyone who has closely and keenly followed Obi’s political career will tell you that one reason he has been so successful as businessman and politician is because he is one of the first to truly treat politics as a science. But this is where Atiku/Obi ticket will be a winning team. Reason: Atiku, in both politics and business has been more successful in a more traditional way. He (Atiku) has proved to be a master of the art of politics. In that regard, the difference between like a chalk and cheese. While Obi is cool and rational thinker, Atiku is a talker, a tackler and a smooth operator. Simply spoken, Obi’s political style seems to be in his head, Atiku’s is in his blood.

Make no mistakes about it: The stakes in the coming campaigns and the election proper, are higher than that of four years ago
If issues will drive the campaigns as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised, Atiku is not diminished by Buhari’s appeal, especially in the North. Indeed, Atiku has the machinery to match whatever the incumbent president and the APC throw up. He is the master of the game. And in Obi, there is no minuses.In the campaigns, the questions that will be raised before the voters include: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Are you, your family and relatives more secured now than you were four years ago? Is Nigeria more united now than four years ago? Is your disposable income better now than it was four years ago? Is your future better now or looking bleak? It will be interesting how voters answer these questions. If Nigerians desire a credible, responsible campaign and a future of peace, the pluses are on the side of PDP. This is one presidential election, I think that the Vice Presidential candidate will play a significant role.


Obi is comparatively young, 57 years, a devout Catholic, known across the country and beyond. Like Atiku, Obi has a attractive wife, Margaret who is not an Igbo, just as two of Atiku’s wives hail from the Southeast and South west, respectively. But this aside, Obi has never been tainted by any impropriety. He had been tried and tested. No blemishes found. On that scale, Obi will be a great asset to the Atiku ticket across the country. He will broaden the PDP base and appeal.

It is left for the PDP strategists to come up with a campaign theme that will capture the worries, the aspirations and vision of today and the future. Such a theme should be an umbrella under which a realistic objectives for the next four years will be captured. Nigerians need confidence in their own future and belief that governance matters if entrusted in the hands of those who know why they are seeking public office.

And politics provides that rare opportunity of a lifetime to do good for your country and the people who put you in that office. Sady, our politicians have squandered public trust. They pursue simple, personal things with zeal, but approach critical matters of governance either half heartedly, or completely unattended to. That’s not what life in the presidency ought to be. It ought to make positive change happen, inspire the citizens to shade their doubts by fixing the problems that confront them and provide a unity of purpose.

What makes Obi a unique VP candidate is that he will draw from his shining legacy in Anambra and vast experiences in different sectors of the economy, believing that Atiku if he wins the presidency will listen to him and solutions he (Obi) will proffer. Atiku, I believe, will fancy Obi’s expertise on economic management, as he (Atiku) was entrusted with similar function as Vice President under Olusegun Obasanjo presidency. That prospect is looking increasingly possible now. Good governance and good leadership drive the citizens to offer their utmost best for their country.Given the great pessimism in Anambra before Obi assumed office as Governor and the rough patches he went through after his illegal impeachment, and his triumph and the legacy he left, that has put Anambra as the state with the lowest poverty level and highest number of billionaires in the country, is an inspiration that politics matters if we elect transparent leaders into office. It’s left for Atiku to tap from the vast and unique qualities of his running mate. Together, they can wage a winning campaign in every state, every geopolitical zone of the country.

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 10:55am On Oct 17, 2018
cheesy 2019 is not a year we go begin drag integrity or not, Nigerians have tasted the buhari they cried for now they want us back. Atiku will give them punchlines and not propaganda

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by royallord1(m): 11:01am On Oct 17, 2018
The Enemies of one Nigeria... The enemies of one ATIKUlated and OBIdiently prosperous Nigeria... Won't like this at all... The ANTI PEOPLES CONGRESS... ANTI PROSPERITY COUNCIL... and their brain dead children (zombies).. Won't like this at all

Join progress...
Let's get Nigeria ATIKUlated for growth and all sectors responding OBIdiently towards prosperity....

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by Captainrambo2: 11:09am On Oct 17, 2018
Atikulation

One atikulated country devoid of nepotism and tribalsm

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by xtravanganza: 11:32am On Oct 17, 2018
lovely write up... PVC In hand, 2019 is a go

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by SadiqBabaSani: 11:33am On Oct 17, 2018
Wat is this Atikulation everywhere?

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by WhyMoD: 11:33am On Oct 17, 2018
Even the BMC members and the Sai Baba chanters have never questioned what Obi is bringing to the table.

Even the loud mouthed lauretta Onochie has nothing to criticize Obi about. All she could say was that Obiano is Obi's husband. Sounds rather childish..

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by CyynthiaKiss(f): 11:33am On Oct 17, 2018
2019 election is going to be Nigerians Vs cows....

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by bedspread: 11:34am On Oct 17, 2018
Efcc
Icpc
Dss
Sss
NBA
NN
NA
NAF
Boy's Scout
RED cross
NPF
APC
Bmc
Bmo

Are all shocked beyond doubt that Mr. Peter Obi has no trace of Corruption linked to HIM...

Give it to Mr. Peter Obi.. HE IS THE REAL DEFINITION OF INTEGRITY In Nigeria Political Space....

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by DFlyest: 12:04pm On Oct 17, 2018
Anyone but the lifeless one! angry

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by bestviewer: 12:04pm On Oct 17, 2018
Obi is a pure technocrat. The best qualified out of the East.

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by NIGHTMARE0O7: 12:04pm On Oct 17, 2018
Ignore any BMC who says only igbos are Atikulatin there are no Hausa's Atikulatin.
Im on a Facebook group of over 2million followers and many Hausa there are Atikulatin.

Any reasonable Nigerian have seen that buhari has failed and took this country 10yrs backward. Except buhari zombies.
But I pity them they won't know what hit them, how it hit them, and where it hit them come 2019 grin

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by Ayoswit(f): 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
Atiku ATIKUlated very well by OBIdiently choosing Peter obi as running mate.

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by velocity25(m): 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
No time to check time We are all set to send Lifeless back to daura,even Aisha is aware keep Atikulating...

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by BALLOSKI: 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
grin


Dem go lose together.

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by MrGreenMavro: 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
How many LIKES for Mr PETER OBI our Unique VP Pick grin

Haters...Share

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by hucienda: 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
Interesting analysis.

"... Simply spoken, Obi’s political style seems to be in his head, Atiku’s is in his blood. .."

Deep.

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by globemoney: 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
Haha

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by sexymoma(f): 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
Igbo people should have insisted on having their own country, they shouldn't have allowed atiku to atikulate them, it's obvious they just want to belong nothing more, now that ogbeni obi has been appointed as atiku's vp, they've all gone under their shell shouting im atikulated, atikulation and atikulised.. chai this life ehn.. who's now been controlled by fulani now? nobody should quote me o if you don't sars to visit you this afternoon
Either Buhari O, Atiku O, non of them is suitable for this country
celeb been shouting get your PVC, Get you PVC.. cos say una nor know as e dey go for this country, i nover even chao this morning
If i collect PVC i wan use am open account ni. angry

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by magoo10(m): 12:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
Peter obi accomplishment as governor of anambra state have a lot to speak for him.

His duo with atiku will hopefully fight poverty which buhari have brought upon the people.

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by forgiveness: 12:06pm On Oct 17, 2018
Atikulootingnology will be resisted. Sai Buhari! grin
Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by Ppbran: 12:06pm On Oct 17, 2018
Man of the people

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by Shookonekilla: 12:08pm On Oct 17, 2018
it is well

Any thing is better than APC and Buhari

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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by Mankosi: 12:10pm On Oct 17, 2018
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Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by NIGHTMARE0O7: 12:15pm On Oct 17, 2018
Ayoswit:
Atiku ATIKUlated very well by OBIdiently choosing Peter obi as running mate.
Nice comment kiss
However I'm confused with this ur name ur comment And ur location..
Ur comment and location are in tandem, but ur name disagrees grin
Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by Sleekfingers: 12:18pm On Oct 17, 2018
Nice...they can atikulate na their problem...

Naso Jonathan won online....and they are shouting we will not take it....

I m sticking with buhari....
Re: Why Obi Is A Unique VP Pick- Sun Newspaper by nephemmy(m): 12:19pm On Oct 17, 2018
Peter obi/atiku= FRAUD/SCAM
hmm...who gives a fùck? not me..

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