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South-East leaders react to Peter Obi’s emergence as Atiku’s running mate, says: ‘We were never consulted” 
?We were never consulted
South-East
leaders and governors today said the PDP presidential candidate in the
2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, did not consult them before picking one
of their sons, Peter Obi, as his running mate. Atiku announced Peter Obi
as his running mate yesterday October 12th.

Rising from a meeting today, the South East leaders say they were
sidelined by Atiku. Speaking on behalf of the leaders, Ebonyi state
governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders would however support anyone
picked from the region, adding they were not aware of Obi’s candidacy.

“We just finished our meeting and we want to use the opportunity to
congratulate our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for his
very well deserved victory (at) our very transparent and fair primaries
that we just finished in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. It is our prayer
that God will sustain him and lead him and take him to that destination
that PDP gave him our ticket. We have met because of what we saw in the
social media over the issue of vice-presidential candidate. In as much
as we will never be against anybody chosen from south-east to be the
presidential running mate to our PDP candidate but we are shocked and
surprised that social media starts carrying such insinuation that the
leaders of south-east are not aware that our candidate has chosen a
candidate.

“If anything is the truth in the social media assertion, the leaders
of south-east were never consulted neither are we aware. However, his
excellency Atiku Abubakar has sent a message to the leaders of
south-east that he’s out of the country today on a short visit and as
soon as he comes back, he will be coming down to the south-east to meet
with the south-east leaders for a very deep and cordial discussion and
relationship”he said

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