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Photo News: Atiku Picks Okowa Over Wike As PDP Running Mate

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday officially announced Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate for next year’s elections.

Naija News reports that Atiku officially unveiled Okowa as his running mate at the party’s National Secretariat after the Delta governor was screened and cleared by a Screening Committee.

Ifeanyi Okowa, Iyorchia Ayu and Atiku Abubakar

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Atiku revealed that he chose Okowa because he has the qualities to be the President and has an appreciation of the deep rot in which the country has been put into.

Okowa Atiku

Okowa and Atiku

This newspapers reports that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was earlier backed by the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) but Atiku felt more comfortable with Okowa as his running mate.

Atiku Abubakar speaking at the PDP National Secretariat