Peoples Democratic Party

Running Mate: Atiku Dashes Hope Of Many By Shunning Wike, Going For Okowa


(By Tamuno Ofori) -The hopes of many members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Rivers people were dashed on Thursday when the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, opted for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate instead of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who was recommended by the governor’s of the party and the selection committee.


While Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, Chairman of Ikwerre LGA scored Atiku low for reneging on his promise of accepting the decision of the party on the choice of his running mate, Hon.Ogbonna Nwuke, former national lawmaker maintained that the ODO candidate did not reject Governor Wike but Rivers State.


Meanwhile, in his remarks on the choice of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa,  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said that, although the three persons recommended were eminently qualified for the position, that the Delta State governor has the qualities, including legislative and executive experiences he desired, and that the governor will bring peace and quality into government.

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