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Atiku: PDP NWC Backs Panel Report, Endorses South-South Governor For Running Mate

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee (NWC) on Wednesday backed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State as the vice-presidential candidate of the party for the 2023 elections.

It was gathered that the PDP NWC wants Wike to be the running mate of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

According to TheCable, NWC members voted 13-3 to endorse the report of the panel which had earlier nominated Wike for the VP ticket.

Sources revealed that members of the PDP NWC has also communicated their decision to Atiku Abubakar.

Naija News reports that an advisory panel set up by the PDP to help select Atiku’s running mate had voted in favour of Wike over Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State.

Recall that Wike had joined the race for the PDP vice-presidential ticket after losing to Atiku Abubakar in the opposition party’s presidential primary.

Reports revealed that Wike had secured 13 votes out of 17 members of the panel to emerge the selected running mate.

This platform however learnt that the final decision on the running mate will be take by the party’s presidential candidate.