Atiku Abubakar Accused By Southeast Leaders Of Breaking Agreement He Made With Them (Details Inside)

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s choice of former Anambra State governor Peter Obi as a running mate for the 2019 election is causing bad blood between him and the Southeast political leaders. They are accusing him breaking some pre-convention agreements reached with him.

The alleged agreements include consultation with Southeast leaders on how to pick vice presidential candidate; Consensus on other positions conceded to the zone; Finding a meeting point with the zone on Atiku’s idea of restructuring; Need to spend one term in office and concede power to the Southeast in 2023; The offer of the VP slot to Ekweremadu (Right of First Refusal) before any other candidate.

Atiku had also allegedly offered Ekweremadu the vice presidential slot a year ago.

Sources said the Deputy Senate President’s response had always been:

“let us get the ticket first. I am interested in the Southeast is in the mainstream of power equation in Nigeria.”

A few days before the convention, Ekweremadu and some Southeast governors shunned all the meetings convened by Wike because the majority of the Southeast leaders in PDP were determined to work for Atiku. But within a week of Atiku’s emergence as PDP presidential candidate, he named Obi as a running mate, causing bad blood in some political quarters in the zone.

The first person to accuse Atiku of his action was Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi who said Obi’s choice was made without consultation with leaders of the zone, although he was quick to add that he has nothing personally against Obi.

Sources said the issue has continued to be a source of worry for Atiku in the Southeast.
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“All our leaders have no grudges against Obi but they are just unhappy about how Atiku reneged on some of the agreements reached with him especially the essence of carrying stakeholders along,” a well- placed source said yesterday.
“Shortly after he emerged as the PDP candidate, he has stopped consulting Ekweremadu, Southeast governors and leaders.
“The painful thing is that he bowed to pressure from outside the Southeast to pick Obi and he did not care to revert to these leaders and governors on his choice.
“For instance, Ekweremadu (the highest ranking political office holder in the Southeast) was not briefed and has not been briefed till today on why Obi was picked.
“Yet, it was Ekweremadu who coordinated and delivered the block votes from the Southeast to Atiku at the convention.
“The assumption is that if Atiku can treat South-East leaders and governors in this manner as a candidate, what if he becomes the President. It is just a matter of trust. When in need, he offered Ekweremadu the position of running mate. Courtesy demands that he should have also confided in Ekweremadu before choosing Obi.”


Peter Obi himself has ever since launched a mission to stabilize the tension, by moving around the south-east to talk to those that matter. Ekweremadu, another source confirmed that following pressure from his associates and PDP leaders in the Southeast, he has started weighing options on his next step.

The investigation revealed that the Deputy President of the Senate has to choose between remaining in PDP or defecting to prove a point that he is a force to reckon with.

The third option is to remain in PDP and sabotage Atiku by entering into an alliance with President Muhammadu Buhari on a good deal for the Southeast if he is re-elected. The source said:
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“From the look of things, it seems there is a conspiracy within PDP to alienate Ekweremadu.
“Apart from Atiku, the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has not deemed it fit to call the Deputy President of the Senate on why Ekweremadu was not invited to the meeting where Obi was nominated. Even after the nomination, Secondus has not met with Ekweremadu on the choice of Obi.
“The party and Atiku went ahead to constitute the Presidential Campaign Council without any input from Ekweremadu. This is an insult.
“Some powers that be are angry with Ekweremadu for backing Atiku and the same presidential candidate does not care a hoot about Ekweremadu.
“It is regretful that we all betrayed Wike and now Atiku is abandoning our leaders.”
“With the choice of Obi, Atiku is going about as if he has the South-East in his pocket. Far from it, the scenario may be different during the presidential election.
“Atiku needs to sit down afresh with Ekweremadu and other leaders to win votes from the zone. These are matchmakers in their own right.
“The unfinished business includes the following: Reaching consensus on other posts to concede to the zone; Finding a meeting point with the zone on Atiku’s idea of restructuring; Need to spend one term in office; Ceding power to the Southeast in 2023
“Without definite answers to these demands, Atiku should forget the backing of the Southeast.”


It was also gathered that Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is the Director -General of the PCC, has waded into the complaints of the Southeast leaders.


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dopygenius at 01:32 PM, 22/10/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Just imagine the man never win the election dem Don they fine many many faults from him... You all are all bunch of bastardddddddddddddddddd
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tegonwa at 04:03 PM, 22/10/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Hahaha, Ekweremmadu?Hei.Imagine.Atiku Has Even Shown That He Is Down To Change Nigeria For Good By Ignoring These Greedy People And Choosing The Best Governor Ever Known, The Best Manager Of Resources, The Best In Honesty,the Best In Humility,mr Peter Obi.I Was A Poor Teacher In Anambra When Peter Obi Was The Governor.He Made Teachers So Happy,he Made Students Extra Happy,principals And Headmasters Had Great Joy In Their Jobs, Senior Prefects Had His Personal Contacts And Called Him At Will.Haha, There Was A Day He Sneaked In During Assembly,went Round The School And Reappeared With A Cheque Of 20million For The School Toilet And Library.And He Made Sure The Money Was Used Judiciously.Peter Obi Is Better Than My Own Father.A Governor Who Served Without Expecting To Be Served!He Touched Every Sector With An Unbelievable Sense Of Vision.Under Him,job Creation And Employment Was As Easy As ABC.I'm A Living Testimony To This Unusual Nigerian.Why Are These South East Leaders Fuming?Why?What Do They Want?
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nonsovin at 12:12 AM, 23/10/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: tegonwa on 04:03 PM, 22/10/2018
Hahaha, Ekweremmadu?Hei.Imagine.Atiku Has Even Shown That He Is Down To Change Nigeria For Good By Ignoring These Greedy People And Choosing The Best Governor Ever Known, The Best Manager Of Resources, The Best In Honesty,the Best In Humility,mr Peter Obi.I Was A Poor Teacher In Anambra When Peter Obi Was The Governor.He Made Teachers So Happy,he Made Students Extra Happy,principals And Headmasters Had Great Joy In Their Jobs, Senior Prefects Had His Personal Contacts And Called Him At Will.Haha, There Was A Day He Sneaked In During Assembly,went Round The School And Reappeared With A Cheque Of 20million For The School Toilet And Library.And He Made Sure The Money Was Used Judiciously.Peter Obi Is Better Than My Own Father.A Governor Who Served Without Expecting To Be Served!He Touched Every Sector With An Unbelievable Sense Of Vision.Under Him,job Creation And Employment Was As Easy As ABC.I'm A Living Testimony To This Unusual Nigerian.Why Are These South East Leaders Fuming?Why?What Do They Want?
don't mind those shameless old fools!
they are just fighting for their own selfish interest and nothing more!

they are a disgrace to the south east as a whole.
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mjyabah2 at 06:06 AM, 23/10/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Atiku should ignore these greedy politicians. With Peter Obi, Nigerians could be assured of real change, with Ekwerenmadu, it will politics as usual. He is only thinking of his ego and selfish interest, no, not now. Nigerians need a Messiah right now, not politically and personal-gains motivated oppositions. 
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ngfineface at 01:06 PM, 23/10/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Let truth be told. Peter Obi is not strong enough to get the seat for Igbos come 2023.  With a stubborn man like Ekweremadu, the possibility is high. Atiku knows all these and may not want to choose him paraventure he have the intention of running for two terms.
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