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Politics of Thursday, 16 June 2022


PDP reveals Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as Atiku’s running mate

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, vice presidential of the PDP Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, vice presidential of the PDP

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice presidential candidate of the party for the 2023 presidential elections.

Earlier, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, revealed that Nigerians should be patient as the party is going through a democratic process that will culminate in a running mate that will be acceptable to all.

The spokesman, however, refused to mention how many of the Vice presidential candidates will be screened by the Chief Tom Ikimi committee put together by the party.

He said, “I don’t have the number of those that will be screened tomorrow, I don’t have that number right now. The NWC met today, NWC is part of the process of consultation going on within the party and you should await the outcome of the process. We have up to Friday but in the next couple of hours, the process will be completed.”

Ologunagba also disclosed that contrary to reports making the rounds, the Umaru Damagum committee was put together by the NWC.

“The candidate requested the party consistent with the PDP as part of the process, involving stakeholders and organs of the party. We consult as wide as possible so that every member of the party will have a sense of belonging.”

“This is what we do as a democratic party, as the process will unfold and end with the emergence of the vice presidential candidate of the party and I believe that in the next couple of hours that will be made available.”

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