Stop dropping Obi's name as VP candidate – aide

By Valentine Amanze

Anambra State former governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has not been appointed the Vice Presidential candidate to Alhaji Abukakar Atiku on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr. Valentine Obienyem, the Special Adviser to the former fovernor made the clarification, while reacting to the media reports to the contrary.
Obienyem, in a statement, dismissed the news as mere speculation.

His words: "When I read the news in the papers and on social media, knowing fully that no presidential candidate has discussed such issue with him otherwise I should have known. When I saw the news, I exclaimed, 'who is the author of this mischief?' I immediately brought the news to the attention of my boss who is rounding up his engagements in U.K. and the USA and he was equally surprised that such speculation should be on at this time, when the pre-occupation of all Nigerians should be how to end the killings in parts of the country and return the country to sanity."

Obienyem, however, appealed to Nigerians to disregard the news, while advising the media to verify their reports before publication.
He said that what preoccupied PDP now was rebranding and producing a formidable flagbeaer not who would be the running mate.
Besides, Obienyem commended the publisher for recognizing what he called Obi's superlative performance as the Governor of Anambra State in all areas, especially setting the record as the only governor that left over N75 billion in savings at handover and winning the best governor in financial management and provision of infrastructure.

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