Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Friday, June 17th 2022.
The PUNCH: Supporters of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his appointees on Thursday expressed anger over the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to pick the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate. Wike’s loyalists, who reacted shortly after Atiku unveiled Okowa as his running mate, dismissed the Delta State governor as a featherweight politician and warned that the decision would have implications for the PDP in the 2023 elections.
The Guardian: Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar’s decision to pick Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate, was long in coming despite the several detours to yesterday’s official proclamation.
The Nation: Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) yesterday disagreed over restructuring of Nigeria. While the governor insisted on devolution of power in favour of states and councils, Malami criticised governors for controlling councils and turning around to ask for more powers.
Daily Trust: Last minutes push by top shots of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday paved way for the emergence of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.
Daily SUN: Crisis is brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the nomination of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the opposition party’s vice presidential candidate for the 2023 general election. Former vice president and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, announced Okowa as running mate at a meeting of the national caucus at the PDP national Secretariat, in Abuja.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.