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2023: Okowa Emerges Atiku’s Running Mate



Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has unveiled Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate in the 2023 presidential election.

Okowa is currently the Governor of Delta State.

In an announcement made on Thursday, June 16, via his social media handles, Abubakar posted, “I am; delighted to announce Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa as my Vice Presidential candidate.

“I look forward to traveling our great country together, engaging with all Nigerians, and building a shared future of peace, unity, and prosperity for all. As One We Can Get It Done. #OneNigeria.”

Okowa was earlier at the PDP’s headquarters in Abuja to attend the party’s Vice Presidential screening.

Other candidates reportedly for the post of Vice President before the emergence of Okowa included  Nyesom Wike, and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.

Recall that Abubakar had on Saturday, May 28, emerged as the PDP candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

He scored 371 votes to emerge as the party’s candidate defeating his close contender, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, who polled 237 votes.


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