The PDP governors complained that they were not consulted before the choice of choosing Ex-Governor Peter Obi as Atiku running mate for the Presidential race come 2019, While another PDP leader in the zone however, faulted the governor’s position, saying that Atiku does not need to consult on a zonal level before choosing a running mate.
High-profile members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South East are spoiling for a fight over the choice of Mr Peter Obi as the Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
They are not happy because they were not consulted before the decision on the choice of running mate was taken.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the leadership of the party in the zone had, after the announcement of Obi, summoned an emergency meeting in Enugu.
Obi, a former Governor of Anambra, was picked by PDP Presidential flagbearer Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 race.
However, the meeting which was slated to hold at the party’s zonal headquarters, was later shifted to the Independence Layout residence of the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu
In attendance in the closed door meeting were all PDP governors in the zone, some members of the National Assembly from the zone, zonal leaders and others.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi said that the leadership of the party was not aware of the choice of Obi as running mate as it was not consulted.
Umahi said that they only heard the appointment on social media and expected that they would be carried along prior to the announcement.
The governor said that the leadership still expected that the candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would visit to inform them about the choice he made.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the PDP in the 2017 governorship election in Anambra, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has faulted the position of the party leadership on Atiku’s