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2023: PDP panel approves Wike as Atiku’s running mate

Wike meets Atiku

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) panel has recommended the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, as running mate to their presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

The panel took the decision on Tuesday, following a marathon meeting of the National Advisory Committee.

It was gathered that Wike was picked following a voice vote. He polled 16 votes out of 20.

Three other governors – Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) were dropped for the Rivers governor.

Other members include PDP National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi).

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