There are strong indications that Rivers State Governor Barr Nyesom Wike may be paired as presidential running mate of the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 election.
Sources at the National Headquarters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed that the committee set up by the PDP to pick Atiku Abubakar’s running mate picked Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, over Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
The source claimed that Rivers State Governor Barr Nyesom Wike has defeated his Delta State Counterpart Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to emerge the running mate to the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar .
Governor Wike won by a whopping 16-3 votes and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa got only got 3 votes from the committee’s votes.
It was gathered that the committee voted against the choice of Governor Okowa following the pressure by his former Political father James Ibori, it was gathered that Ibori mounted a serious opposition and resistance to Atiku picking Okowa because his former political son Okowa hijacked the PDP delta state structure from him.
The Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is expected to officially announce the choice of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike any moment