Mr Atiku made the choice after narrowing his search for running mate to a politician from the South East.
On Wednesday, ThisDay reported that at least three technocrats and two politicians have been penciled down for the position.
The technocrats include: former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo; former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwunmi Adesina; and former Managing Director of Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, Chike Obi.
The politicians are: former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Meanwhile Senator Ben Bruce and Dele Momodu has congratulated Mr Peter obi on his selection as vice presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar on their twitter handles.
Congrats my friend and brother, Mr. Peter Obi on your selection as vice presidential candidate to H.E @atiku. Without doubt, this is a solid team that will lift Nigeria to her rightly place amongst the assembly of nations. #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain pic.twitter.com/Es4zSdH8AA
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) October 12, 2018
Congratulations to DR PETER OBI on your selection as Vice Presidential candidate to THE WAZIRIN ADAMAWA ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR… Best of luck to both of you… pic.twitter.com/j5N1Ih4CNf
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) October 12, 2018