Okowa emerges as Atiku’s running mate

Atiku while speaking on his choice said his Vice President must fulfill the qualities to be president and one that could complement him as a President. He added that he should symbolize the quality to unite Nigeria, who is not afraid to speak and give advice on governance in the country.

Okowa and Atiku

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has emerged as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Mr. Okowa’s nomination was announced and confirmed by Atiku himself on Thursday at an unveiling event of his running mate held in Abuja.

Atiku while speaking on his choice said his Vice President must fulfill the qualities to be president and one that could complement him as a President.

He added that he should symbolize the quality to unite Nigeria, who is not afraid to speak and give advice on governance in the country.

He also added that his running mate must understand what he described as the depth of rots in the Nigerian system, with an understanding of the critical needs of economic growth.

Earlier the party, yesterday (Wednesday), dismissed reports that its Selection Committee has settled for the Rivers State governor as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.

Recall that Wike had been speculated to be the foreman in the radar of the PDP heavyweights was speculated to be selected as the vice-presidential candidate of the main opposition party, was rumoured to have been selected as Atiku’s running mate.

The National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said reports in the media that the PDP has picked Wike could only be in the realm of rumour, saying the National Working Committee was looking into the matter and consulting, in order to consider the best vice-presidential candidate for the party in the 2023 elections.

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