The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has picked Delta state Governor,Ifeanyi Okowa as the running mate.
Atiku who personally announced Okowa’s nomination on Thursday at an unveiling event of his running mate held in Abuja 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 understanding of critical needs of economic growth”
With the development,Okowa will be screened by a committee setup in that regard.
Some PDP stakeholders have reportedly selected River state governor,Nyesom Wike as the vice presidential candidate of the party
But the party, yesterday (Wednesday), dismissed reports that its Selection Committee has settled for the Rivers State governor as the party’s vice-presidential candidate
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 of the was looking into the matter and consulting, in order to consider the best vice presidential candidate for the party in the 2023 elections.
As part of moves to press down its process, the NWC of the PDP met in Abuja on Wednesday at 11 AM, where the advisory board resumed intense deliberations.