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General News of Wednesday, 15 June 2022


Gov Wike is Atiku’s running mate?

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

The National Advisory Committee, an ad-hoc panel set up by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has recommended Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as the flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar's running mate for the 2023 election.

According to the Nation reports, the decision was taken on Tuesday, June 14 after several meetings.

The publication stated that Wike was picked after polling 16 votes out of 20.

Three other governors, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state were dropped.

The panel set up to select the vice presidential candidate is chaired by PDP Deputy National Chairman (North), Ambassador Umar Damagum. Other members include PDP National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi).Also on the panel are former governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna), Liyel Imoke (Cross River) and Babangida Aliyu (Niger).

Senator Philip Aduda (FCT), Reps Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu and former Senate President David Mark are said to be members of the panel.

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