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2019: 3 Intimidating Qualities Why Atiku Picked Peter Obi As VP


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The former Vice President, now the Presidential candidate of Nigeria's major opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party may have considered some three majors factor that led him to opt for the choice of Mr. Peter Obi as his running mate ahead of the 2015 Presidential election.

According to Otunba Gbenga Daniels, the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, said Peter Obi was opted for based on;

  1. His youthfulness
  2. His vast knowledge of global and local economics
  3. He is a financial expert

Gbenga Daniel made this disclosure in a press statement on Friday

The 57-year-old Obi was a former governor of Anambra State and a former Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc.

“This ticket will be able to steer our nation back on the path of progress, economic prosperity and unity”, Daniel said.

Born 19th July, 1961, Obi attended the Christ the King College, Onitsha and later proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

The statement continued, “He is also a graduate of several international and national institutions such as the Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, Columbia Business School, Institute of Management, Switzerland, Kellogg Graduate School, Oxford University and Cambridge University.

“In public service, he has led various divisions some of which includes: Member, Presidential Economic Management Team; Vice-Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum; Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum, and the Governor of Anambra State.

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“Peter Obi is an astute professional who has laid his footprints across the corporate world. He was the Chairman, Board of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC); former Chairman, Fidelity Bank PLC; former Chairman, Guardian Express Mortgage Bank; former Chairman, Future Views Securities; former Chairman, Paymaster Nigeria; former Chairman, Next International Nigeria; former Director, Guardian Express Bank PLC; former Director, Chams Nigeria PLC; former Director, Emerging Capital: former Director, Card Centre PLC.

“He is a member of the British Institute of Directors (IOD), Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers and Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

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