Connect with us


It’s official; Atiku, PDP unveil Okowa as running mate for 2023 election



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar have officially unveiled Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as the vice presidential candidate of the party for the 2023 general elections.

He was unveiled at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja, on Thursday.

Speaking at the event, PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu claimed the party had formed a 17-member committee to select a running mate.

He stated that the committee had presented Atiku with three names from which to chose.

The final decision, however, was made by Atiku, according to Ayu.

At the unveiling, Atiku stated that choosing between the three names had been a difficult task.

He also mentioned that some of the attributes he was looking for included someone who knows the magnitude of the country’s difficulties and has proven, through experience, that he can give some solutions.

Read also:Obi, Kwankwaso, Sowore must work together to defeat Atiku, Tinubu —Adeyanju

He said he looked out for one who has the qualities of a president, who can stand in for him when he’s not around.

According to him, while all the three names submitted were qualified, he had to settle for just one: Okowa.

Atiku also tweeted, “I am delighted to announce Governor @IAOkowa as my Vice Presidential candidate. I look forward to travelling our great country together, engaging with all Nigerians and building a shared future of peace, unity, and prosperity for all. As One We Can Get It Done. #OneNigeria. -AA”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now