Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar raises his hands in victory after he won the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 7, 2018. Former vice president Atiku Abubakar will challenge incumbent Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigerian presidency early next year after winning the opposition Democratic Peoples Party primary, an AFP reporter at the vote said on October 7, 2018. Abubakar, 71, won 1,532 votes, trouncing his main rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes at the party's convention in the southeastern oil hub of Port Harcourt.<br />PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

The presidential candidate of the opposition People's Democratic PArty Atiku Abubakar is set to announce his running mate for the 2019 general election, The Guardian has learnt.

While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for the submission of names of parties’ candidate expires on Monday, 15 October, a source in Abubakar campaign team told The Guardian that he was in a meeting with Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, who is one of the persons touted to be named as the running mate.

"We cannot confirm anything now. But Peter Obi is the most likely choice," the source said.

The source also said Abubakar's choice will be named later on Friday.

Another source said Abubakar's choice is mostly limited to South-West and South-East, where he picked his running mate, Ben Obi, when he was the presidential candidate of now-defunct Action Congress.

Both zones are believed to have helped Atiku neutralise the Northern zone delegates’ votes that went to Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, during the presidential primary on Saturday.

It has been speculated that at least three technocrats and two politicians are being considered for the position.

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