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Politics of Friday, 17 June 2022


2023: Wike yet to congratulate Atiku and Okowa

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike who was tipped to be the vice-presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar is yet to congratulate his counterpart Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State who was picked by the former vice president.

Recall that Wike was absent during the unveiling of Okowa as the vice-presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections at an event held in Abuja on Thursday, June 16.

Since the end of the primaries in May that saw Atiku emerge as the presidential candidate, Wike was touted as the obvious running mate given his influence within the party.

Several reports also indicated that the National Working Committee of the party were in favor of Wike but Atiku opted against him.

The PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, members of the NWC, Board of Trustees (BoT), and Caucus members, Okowa’s colleagues were present at the unveiling ceremony.

They included governors of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Uguanyi: Bauchi, Bala Mohammed; Awka Ibom, Udom Emmanuel; Edo, Godwin Obaseki, and Benue; Samuel Ortom.

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