RE: Peter Obi, Ghost of the Past and Reality of Today

By Valentine Obienyem With great disappointment and distaste, I read the above-titled piece supposedly written by one Abdullahi Haruna. It was indeed like a tour of a lunatic asylum. What are his contentions? It was clearly sponsored by those who are dismayed that the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has no common fault that are observed among many Nigerian politicians and in desperation concoct tales, which defy all logic. The unidentifiable Haruna submitted falsely that as Governor of Anambra State, Obi “bundled some northerners” back to their…

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Atiku/Obi Ticket: Igbo Leaders’ Endorsement Rattles APC; Party Weighs Counter Measures

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Enugu stood still. It wasn’t always so but this hot Wednesday was different. The sleepy former capital of the defunct Eastern Region was playing host to a galaxy of Igbo leaders, as well as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Igbo leaders gathered to chart a course for the race while Atiku came to formally inform the race of his candidacy in next year’s presidential election and his decision to pick a son of the soil, former governor Peter Obi as his Deputy. He came not as a…

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Again, Governor Umahi Mis-speaks

By Comfort Obi If you have been following the news this past week, then you must be familiar with the comments of Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi state. Umahi has been in the news, and considering that it is not often that he makes news, he must be celebrating. And, why is he in the news?  He is at pains over the selection of Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, as the running mate to the Presidential candidate of the PDP,  Atiku Abubarkar. No matter how much he tries,…

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Why Atiku Picked Obi without Consulting South east Governors; Outsmarts Buhari Moles

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Facts have emerged as to why the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP refused to consult the party’s stakeholders in the Southeast, including governors, before picking former Anambra state governor, Peter Gregory Obi as his running mate. One, Atiku’s one term promise is partly at the heart of the brouhaha over his choice of Obi as Deputy. Secondly, some of the stakeholders, including two sitting governors, are allegedly President Muhammadu Buhari/ APC’s  moles in the South east PDP. Atiku who is in the know of…

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VP: Why Atiku Picked Obi

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  for next year’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has proved bookmakers right by choosing former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, as his runing mate. Shortly after his election in Port Harcourt, the River state capital last Sunday as the party’s presidential candidate, bookmakers had predicted the former Vice President would pick Obi as his running mate. As correctly reported  by The Source on Sunday, very credible sources close to both Obi and Atiku had also told the magazine …

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Presidential Ticket: PDP/CUPP Settles For Atiku, Favours Obi For VP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Barring an 11th hour reconsideration and recalculations, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be nominated by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP as its standard flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku, a founding member of the PDP returned to the party last November after a sojourn in the All Progressives Congress, APC where he squared up against President Muhammadu Buhari for the party’s 2015 presidential ticket. Multiple PDP sources who spoke to The source individually on Atiku’s chances confirmed the party has narrowed its search…

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