There was jubilation in Anambra State Friday evening when news of the appointment of former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi as running mate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar filtered into town.
In almost every public place in the state, the name on the lips of the people was that of Obi, just as many people expressed happiness over the nomination, hailing Atiku as having made a very good choice.
A lawyer, Mr Okwuchuku Orji told our correspondent that, “Just see the happiness on people’s faces. Who in the south east and the south west would have been so acceptable? Nobody,” he submitted.
Barr Orji further said that he was happy for the choice of Obi, adding that his sterling performance while he was governor was the main reason for his being nominated.
“Obi set a standard in governance in the eight years he was here as governor. You may not like him, but you can not exactly wish away the fact that he is good. Knowledge of the economy was one thing Atiku based his nomination on, and in that aspect, Obi is a guru. I think Nigerians will get it right this time.”