Governorship candidates elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have started picking their running mates ahead of the 2023 general election.
Naija News reports that July 15, 2022 has been set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the ‘substitution’ of candidates.
Some governors seeking reelection have dropped their deputies and picked new ones.
See below a list of states and governorship candidates of the PDP:
Katsina State: Garba Yakubu Lado
Zamfara State: Dauda Lawal
Ogun State: Ladi Adebutu/Adekunle Akinlade
Ebonyi State: Ifeanyichukwu Odi
Cross River State: Sandy Onor/Lady Emana Duke Ambrose-Amawhe
Niger State: Liman Kantigi/ Mr. Samuel Gwamna
Yobe State: Sheriff Abdullahi
Kebbi State: Aminu Muhammad Bande
Borno State: Mohammed Jajari
Nasarawa State: David Ombugadu/ Hon Yahaya Usman Ohinohyi
Delta State: Chief Sheriff Oborevwori/ Monday Onyeme
Abia State: Prof Uche Ikonne
Enugu State: Peter Mbah/ Ifeanyi Ossai
Jigawa State: Mustapha Lamido/ Babandi Ibrahim Gumel
Oyo State: Seyi Makinde/ Barrister Bayo Lawal
Adamawa State: Ahmadu Fintiri/ Professor Kalatepwa Farauta
Taraba State: Agbu Kefas
Kwara State: Abdullahi Shuaib Yaman/ Gbenga Peter Makanjuola
Benue State: Titus Uba/Sir John Ngbede
Gombe State: Jibrin Barde
Bauchi State: Bala Mohammed/Bala Tela
Rivers State: Sim Fubara/ Ngozi Nma Odu
Akwa Ibom State: Pastor Umo Eno/ Senator Akon Eyakenyi
Lagos State: Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran (Jandor)/Funke Akindele
Kano State: Muhammad Abacha
Kaduna State: Isah Ashiru/ Dr. John Markus Ayuba
Sokoto State: Sa’aidu Umar
Plateau State: Caleb Mutfwang/ Mrs. Josephine Piyo
The list will be updated as more PDP governorship candidates reveal their running mates.