Finally, PDP Lists Qualities That Made Atiku Select Okowa Ahead of Wike, Others
- Iyorchia Ayu has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chose Ifeanyi Okowa ahead of others because he is articulate
- The PDP chairman said apart from the good attitude of Okowa, the party decided to reward Delta state with the VP position
- Ayu disclosed this when he inaugurated the Ogheye Floating Market in the Warri North local government area of the state
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, has listed some of the qualities that made the party settle for Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state governor, as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar.
Ayu made this known when he inaugurated the Ogheye Floating Market in the Warri north local government area of the state, Channels TV reports.
Listing the qualities, he said Okowa is:
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Going further, he said the PDP also decided to reward Delta state with the VP position after the primary, Punch Newspaper reports.
Recall that the PDP national chairman is at the centre of a crisis rocking the main opposition party following its presidential primary last year.
Atiku, a former vice president, won the primary with Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike as his closest contender. Permutations were ubiquitous in the wake of the primary that Atiku would pick Wike as his running mate but in a twist of events, the PDP candidate settled for Okowa, who is considered by some stalwarts as less strong in the party compared to the Rivers governor.
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