The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has dismissed speculations that its Selection Committee has settled for Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as its vice-presidential candidate.
Reports emerged Tuesday that the PDP Selection Committee met to fulfil its mandate of recommending a running mate for the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
But the party has denied the report.
Debo Ologunagba, the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said the National Working Committee is still looking into the matter and consulting, in order to consider the best vice-presidential candidate for the party in the 2023 elections.
“The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to misrepresenting reports in some section of the media purporting that it had dismissed the reported emergence of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as its Vice-Presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
“The said misleading reports quoted the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP. Hon. Debo Ologunagba as stating such while addressing some journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the National Publicity Secretary did not at any time address journalists on the said subject matter as quoted in the misinforming reports.
“If anything, our Party reiterates its confidence in Governor Nyesom Wikes’s outstanding ability and commitment to the ideals and values of the PDP.
“His records of achievement as a Local Government Chairman, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Minister of State for Education, currently Governor of Rivers State and the runner-up in the PDP Presidential Primary stand him out as possessing requisite qualities, qualifications, capacity and wide acceptability for the position of the Vice-Presidential candidate of our Party.
“The PDP urges Nigerians to disregard the mischievous reports aimed at undermining our Party’s unity at this critical time.”