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News Updated: April 21, 2024

I recommended Peter Obi to Atiku - Omokri

By Adekunle Obas
April 21, 2024
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Socio-political analyst Reno Omokri recently disclosed that he had recommended Peter Obi as a running mate to former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, during the 2019 elections.

Omokri revealed that Atiku had sought his input on selecting a running mate, to which he responded by proposing Peter Obi.

In an interview with Seun Okinbaloye on his podcast, Mic On, Omokri reiterated his unwavering support for Atiku and expressed his intention to remain loyal to him, even amidst his endorsement of some of President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies.

Omokri clarified, "Peter Obi can’t deny that I was the one who recommended him to Waziri Atiku Abubakar when he asked me to help choose a running mate in 2019."

He further elaborated on the selection process, mentioning consultations with former President Jonathan and their joint decision to include Obi as a prominent candidate on the list of potential running mates.

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“Atiku chose Obi, so after he had bestowed such an honor upon me, I would not turn around and support his opponent in the next election," Omokri emphasized.

“I can’t do that. If Atiku decides to contest in 2027 and becomes the PDP’s presidential candidate, I am duty-bound to support him.”

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