Just in: Wike emerges Atiku’s running mate

This development is coming sequel to the closed-door meeting held by stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in order to pick a running mate to Atiku Abubakar.

An election was set up by a panel of the PDP, where Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike polled 16 votes to defeat Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. The Delta State Governor got only three votes.

The panel, which was established a week earlier comprises of former and serving governors, members of the party’s National Working Committee and members of the Board of Trustees, was established last week.

The PDP is expected to make an official announcement of the Rivers State governor as the running mate.

INEC, has asked political parties to submit the names of their presidential candidates and their running mates by Friday, June 17.

Okay.ng recalls that Mr. Abubakar had emerged the presidential flagbearer of the party after defeating Wike, Saraki and others with 371 votes.

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