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2019: Atiku Meets Ike Ekweremmadu

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar on Monday met with Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremmadu.

The meeting as was gathered by Punch News was regarding the choice of Peter Obi as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate. Senator Ike Ekweremmadu believed he would have been the natural choice of running mate.

The meeting, in essence, was to appease Ekweremmadu to support the choice of Peter Obi as Vice-Presidential candidate of PDP.

A source (to Punch) 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”.

Those who visited Ike Ekweremmadu with Atiku Abubakar are;

Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council and Nigeria’s President of the Senate Bukola Saraki, National Chairman of the PDP Prince Uche Secondus and the party’s National Organizing Secretary Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.)

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

The party also scheduled their National Executive Committee meeting to hold on Thursday 29th November 2018 in Abuja. The meeting is to approve the composition of the council and equally et the campaign budget.

Credit: Punch News

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Sometime in June 2017, I found myself home with my dad and his childhood friend whom I enjoy listening to intimately especially when politics comes up. They might be getting old but they still have a good grasp of history and they are good at relating the past to the present and of course what the future will bring. The discussion this time was Nnamdi Kanu. I tried seeking their opinion on the man, the cause which clearly is bigger and old than and what chances Biafra has as a name and an identity of Ndigbo. The concluded that the issue of Biafra was dead and buried and that Kanu does not understand what he is playing with particularly with the manner in which he was beating war drums.

They went on to describe the kind of suffering that Ndigbo suffered; how lizard because a luxury meal, how bicycles were ridden without tires but metal wheels, how people sat metal rather than saddles while riding these bicycles, how grandpa took a bicycle from Lokoja to Okene while try to escape for his life, how my dad and his fellow children and family ran from incoming fighter jets into holes that were made to disguise them from the bombs of the federal Nigerian forces, how he survived kwashiorkor and many stories that he found it difficult to narrate and recount.

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