There were many names that were brought to the table for consideration.. Obi was considered ahead of others because of many factors..an insider within Atiku’s camp has revealed.
(1)Mr. Obi’s choice was largely influenced by his youthfulness, ..
(2)vast knowledge of global and local economics as well as being a financial expert …
(3)Obi has a robust background in the private sector and tall achievements in governance.”
(4) Obi is humble.
(5)He ran Anambra State well when he was the governor.
(6)He is not flamboyant and he has knowledge of the economy.
(7)Obi is believed to have some sort of followership in the country, especially in the South-East, even though his candidate lost the governorship election in his state.
(8)It is believed that he will do well as a vice president without rocking the boat
(9)It is believed that he will also serve as a check to the PDP government,against excesses,flamboyant spending.
(10)Apart from Obasanjo, it was also gathered that a former President, Goodluck Jonathan, and some northern leaders and retired generals were consulted before Obi was picked.
(11)Obi’s choice we learn was allegedly designed to woo the Igbo who had been complaining of marginalization…
the marginalization of the Igbo was one of the issues which PDP had promised to address.
“Since Ekwueme lost the presidential primaries to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Igbo have not had a fair share of power at the centre.”