PDP reportedly Narrows Atiku’s Running Mate to Three Person
It has been reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has narrowed down the choice of their flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar’s running mate to three.
The report stated that the party may be considering picking a sitting governor for the Vice President slot ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
After winning the presidential primary to clinch the presidential ticket, Atiku was expected to nominate a running mate who will be acceptable to all segments of the party, one with the capacity to mobilise resources and sell the party in regions where he has influence.
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Since the presidential convention held on Tuesday, May 28, the PDP is still in search of a running mate for its presidential candidate.
The report stated that the party’s choice is narrowed down to serving governors in the Southeast and South-South regions.
Currently, three governors from the south-south and Southeast have been nominated. They are: Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state governor Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom state governor
A further narrowing showed that Governors Wike and Okowa may be in the front row, with Wike gaining upper hand. It was gathered that the party is not too keen on going Southeast despite cries of marginalisation.
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