Contrary to wide expectations, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has settled for the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate in next year’s general elections.
Okowa emerged as Atiku’s surprise choice after several projections had linked the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to clinch the job.
Symfoninews gathered that baring any further hiccups and change of plans, Okowa will be unveiled to PDP stakeholders at a brief ceremony later this afternoon.
Wike had featured prominently in the search for Atiku’s running mate with top party stalwarts backing his candidacy given his impressive show at the party’s National convention recently in Abuja.
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