2023: Atiku Reportedly Offers Running Mate Slot To PDP Governor

2023: Atiku Reportedly Offers Running Mate Slot To PDP Governor

  • A media source is claiming that Atiku Abubakar has proposed to give the running mate slot to Governor Nyesom Wike
  • It was gathered that some PDP governors are mounting pressures on their colleagues to accept the Rivers governor for the position
  • There are reports that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state is also very interested in the same position

A report from Nigerian Tribune has it that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has offered the position of the running mate to Governor Nyesom Wike who was the first runner up in the presidential primary.

The newspaper said that if not for the opposition of some PDP governors who are now being urged and advised to accept Wike, Atiku would have since announced him for the position.

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The report said Atiku has offered the position to Wike (Photo: @atiku)
Source: Twitter

It was gathered that as at Wednesday, June 8, top-gear efforts to bring about Wike's emergence were been spearheaded by some PDP governors like Samuel Ortom, Seyi Makinde, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

These PDP governors who are said to be mounting pressure on their colleagues to accept Wike held a meeting at Atiku's house in Abuja, a fact that was later confirmed by the presidential candidate's tweet.

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The tweet read:

“Governors Nyesom Wike, @seyiamakinde, Samuel Ortom, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi came calling on a courtesy visit before my meeting with the @OfficialPDPNig Governors Forum. 
“Slowly but surely, the seeds of unity are being planted in our party."

Although Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta was believed to be interested in the position, many of the governors are behind Wike because of “the goodwill he can bring...” 

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Meanwhile, a support group within the PDP on Sunday, May 29, called for a collaboration between Atiku and Wike.

The call by the PDP Frontliners followed the emergence of Atiku as the PDP's 2023 flagbearer beating Wike; former Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Emmanuel Udom, Anyim Pius Anyim among others to the game.

In a statement signed by its president Hussein Mohammed; the secretary, Moses Abidemi and the publicity secretary, Dan Okafor, the PDPF said collaboration between Wike and Atiku was of great importance to the opposition party.

Source: Legit.ng

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