Former Vice President and frontline aspirant for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has denied a media report alleging that he has chosen former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi as his running mate in next year’s presidential election.
A press statement from the office of the Director General of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation on Tuesday said that the story was incorrect and misleading.
According to the press statement, “Atiku is not yet a candidate even though he is the frontline aspirant, the choice of his running mate will be at the discretion of the party after the primaries and due consultations.”
The statement says further that the focus of the PDP presidential hopeful at the moment is to consult with stakeholders in the party across the country and interact with elective delegates of the party.
“Our focus for now is to emerge as the flag bearer of the PDP. After that, the party will decide with its presidential candidate who, we believe, will be Atiku Abubakar’s choice of running mate.
“To think otherwise at this point is to put the cart before the horse and that is certainly not the modus operandi in this campaign,” the statement said.