Atiku Picks Ifeanyi Okowa As Running Mate
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the running mate of Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Atiku announced his choice of running mate on Thursday at the PDP national headquarters in Abuja.
The former vice president said he reached his decision after wide consultations with party stakeholders.
According to him, it was a difficult decision for him considering the quality of those that were recommended.
The PDP national working committee NWC and advisory panel set up by Atiku and the PDP had recommended Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state as its final three shortlist.
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC said political parties have up till Friday, June 17th to submit the names of their running mates for the 2023 presidential election.