PDP panel okays Wike as Atiku’s running mate
Written by on June 15, 2022
A Panel has recommended Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as running mate to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. It took the decision yesterday after a marathon meeting of the National Advisory Committee, an ad-hoc panel set up by the party leadership to recommend a suitable running mate for the candidate, took the decision yesterday.
It was gathered that Wike was picked following a voice vote. He polled 16 votes out of 20.
Three other governors – Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) were dropped for the Rivers governor. The panel is chaired by PDP Deputy National Chairman (North), Ambassador Umar Damagum.