The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, 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.
PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, 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 names are Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa-Ibom, Governor Nyesom Wike of Imo State and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
The presidential candidate however picked Okowa as his running mate.
In his acceptance speech, Okowa thanked Atiku for considering him worthy of the position amidst qualified and more qualified candidates he had to pick from. He reiterated the importance of the opposition party returning to power in 2023 which he said he and his principal will work towards achieving.