Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu had hoped he would be the natural choice as running mate to presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

But he was allegedly left disappointed after former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi was picked.

Atiku on Monday, however visited him, to seek his understanding over the choice of Peter Obi as his running mate.

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On the entourage of Atiku were the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is also the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki;  National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus; and the National Organising Secretary of the party, Col. Austin Akobundu  (retd.).

It was gathered that the visitors asked for Ekweremadu’s support and explained to him that Obi was picked in the interest of the zone in particular and the nation in general.

A source said, “He was told that Obi does not have any corruption case against him and that he does not belong to any faction of the party.

“He was also told that Obi’s emergence has further raised the acceptability level of the PDP across the country.”

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