Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is set to make history following his reported preference over and above Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
It would be recalled that the Rivers State Governor had given the winner of the PDP presidential primaries, Atiku Abubakar a hot challenge by polling 237 votes against the winner’s 371 votes.
Political analysts who reacted to the outcome of the election predicted that Governor Wike could have defeated Atiku Abubakar in the election but for betrayals from some southern governors, as well as the shocking stepping of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal for Atiku instead of his well known political ally, Governor Wike.
Meanwhile, citizens who spoke with Notable Outcome in.Port Harcourt described the move to name Governor Wike as Atiku’s running mate ahead of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Friday deadline for party’s to submit the names of running mates of their presidential candidates as thoughtful, and reward for hard work and Wike’s uncommon loyalty to the party.
They further observed that, the naming of Governor Wike as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the PDP will make him to go down in history as one man who dared the impossible, and was deservedly given the rare opportunity to be the running mate to the winner of the election.