It was a surprising twist when former vice president of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar picked Former Governor of Anambra State Peter Obi as the running mate for the upcoming 2019 presidential election.
Peter Obi was once a member of The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) before he joined People’s Democratic Party (PDP). While some people welcome the choice others are sceptical.
Peter Obi is known for making some cuts on unnecessary spending during his tenure as governor. Some ‘concessions’ were slashed to the displeasure of some people at the time.
Some people believe he will continue in that stride if PDP wins and a lot of people who enjoy the ‘comforts of servitude’ will not be too pleased.
Some Nigerians have expressed their thoughts via Twitter.
If your Vice President is flying economy class & carrying his own bag, let me see the stupid minister, DG or permanent secretary that will fly first class or misuse estacode abroad. Peter Obi brought sanity in Anambra State, he & @atiku will do it again in Abuja. #AtikulatedObi
— Olaudah Equiano® (@RealOlaudah) October 12, 2018
The choice of Peter Obi, one of the best Governor of our time as Vice president should tell you something about Atiku…. He’s interested in our ECONOMY!!
If I hear pim about that dullard called Buhari again! Nonsense
— May Ubeku (@Maybeks) October 12, 2018
Only a mentally disconnected member of @OfficialPDPNig can think the electorate in the SW shall wake up on election day to give their votes to one Atiku Abubakar from Adamawa and one Peter Obi from Anambra when a very able, capable and popular Yemi Osinbajo is on the ballot…
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) October 12, 2018
This is how Festus Keyamo, Ayedee and BMC will continue to look for things to blackmail Atiku and Peter Obi but they’ll always be ahead of them. pic.twitter.com/NdvhrD2gmf
— CONFIDENCE (@realNCNC) October 12, 2018
The same me that tweeted that earlier today is now shouting Atiku as soon as I heard Peter Obi is the running mate. All of us are mad in this country pic.twitter.com/ptgDtLC4Fe
— Yemi of Lagos (@Yemmylosophy) October 12, 2018
I have seen some of your comments suggesting Peter Obi from South East as VP to Atiku. The only problem here is that Obi has too many enemies in the SE including his state, Anambra. APGA as a political party & his governor will spend any amount of money to work against him, etc.
— Adeyanju Deji (@adeyanjudeji) October 7, 2018
I wish Peter Obi and Yemi Osinbajo are the presidential candidates of PDP and APC respectively instead of Atiku and Buhari.
— Your Village People (@Onyema_Donald) October 12, 2018
A Peter Obi and Atiku candidacy is the most political comic have ever seen, 2 incapacitated, emasculated, incorrigible and corrupt souls.
We Shall See this to the end….. pic.twitter.com/YNPMkJqkaC
— Duke “Tuff Gong” (@iamad10) October 12, 2018
Dear Mr @Atiku
Peter Obi was ur WORST choice as VP candidate. OBJ asked u to pick him as he’s clearly SET YOU UP. The 22yo youth u want voting for him were 10yo kids when he was IMPEACHED! Remember Ladoja and Fayose at that time? I’m not a fan of RECYCLED leaders. Ben Bruce nko? pic.twitter.com/SYGiT5eLoT
— #MadamKOO (@HNNAfrica) October 12, 2018