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21 October 2018

Choosing Peter Obi As Atiku's As running mate Was Due To IPOB Agitations




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According to Daily Post, the People Democratic Party (PDP)  already decided earlier that the Southeast region would not produce it' vice Presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.


_Choosing Peter Obi As Atiku's As running mate Was Due To IPOB Agitations _


This Decision was confirmed  to DAILY POST by a reliable source on Sunday.



The source said , a major part of the reason was the agitation for secession spearheaded by the pro-Biafra agitators.



Southwest was expected to produce Atiku’s deputy but the slot went to the Southeast.

Estimations was that since the incumbent Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is Yoruba, the PDP should have toed same path.



But things started to take another turn inrecent years, After some Easterners and groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ohaneze Ndigbo and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have been vocal about having their own country called Biafra.





The source confirmed that, Peter Obi was only chosen as Atiku's running mate in honour of the accord.

He said: “That former VP Atiku selected his deputy from the South-east was in respect of what the PDP leadership agreed.



“Let me give you a background. In 2017, the party had an agreement that the South-west would produce the national chairman.



“The presidency was zoned to the north. However, to assuage the feelings of the Igbos, to calm the complaint of marginalisation and Biafra, it was agreed that the South-east should produce the VP.



“At the end of the day, the South-south produced chairmanship. But Atiku thought it wise to retain what had been agreed and that was how Obi emerged.”



It's is now left to see if the agitations from the Igbo's to have their own Sovereign Country will now end. Especially with the news that their leader who was believed to be missing has now resurfaced.





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