2023: Atiku Announces Okowa As Running Mate
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 elections has announced Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Atiku made the announcement at a meeting attended by PDP executives at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.
Addressing members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) at the party headquarters on Thursday, Atiku said he consulted with all organs of the party.
He also said party’s unity is critical for a good campaign.
He said he wished all the recommended qualified person to work with him, adding, “I’m pleased to announce the one that will be by my side. He is Ifeanyi Okowa.”
Okowa, in his acceptance speech said he is confident that the party will win the presidential election by a landslide.
“I promise to be loyal to our incoming President and the party and I am confident we will win by a landslide,” he said.
After his public presentation Thursday afternoon, Okowa will appear before a screening committee of the party.
Political parties have until Friday (tomorrow) to submit lists of their candidates for the 2023 elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, had said a 17-member committee had been set up by the party to pick a running mate.
He said the committee had submitted three names to Atiku to choose from.
The final decision however, Ayu said, was Atiku’s.