Ayu reveals why Atiku picked Okowa as running mate over Wike

Wike and Ayu PDP National Chairmanship

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has revealed why the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, picked the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate over Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.

Ayu said Atiku picked Okowa as his running mate above his Wike because of his humility and excellent performance in office.

He stated this on Tuesday while speaking during the Northern Christian Youth Assembly Summit in Abuja.

Ayu stated this Following the crisis rocking the PDP and disagreement between himself and Wike

Recall that Wike’s camp had called for Ayu’s resignation as one of the conditions to resolve the party’s post-presidential primaries crisis.

During the APC presidential primaries, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar defeated Wike to clinch the party’s presidential ticket for the 2023 election.

To the dismay of Wike and his supporters, Atiku picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate ignoring the Rivers State governor.

Wike’s supporters have argued that it is unfair for the party’s chairman and its presidential flagbearer to hail from the same region.

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