JUST IN: PDP To Screen Atiku’s Running Mate Today

To meet the deadline for submission of Political party candidates name to INEC, Former Foreign Affairs minister, Chief Tom Ikimi, is heading the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate Screening Committee to screen the shortlisted candidates today.

According to a PDP Chieftain, those shortlisted include Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa;  his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel. Governor of Rivers State, Nyeson Wike.

The party’s consultative panel set up to recommend a running mate for the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, voted overwhelmingly to nominate the Rivers State governor on Tuesday.

However,  he is yet to be formally announced as the vice presidential candidate to the former vice president.

A statement issued by  Debo Ologunagba, its National Publicity Secretary on Wednesday,  said the National Working Committee (NWC)  approved the nomination of the 11-man screening committee in pursuant to Part VI, Paragraph 14 of the the Electoral Guidelines of the party.

It said the members are to serve on the committee for “the screening/verifying of the nominated vice presidential candidate of our party for the 2023 general elections.:

With Ikimi as the chairman,  members include Captain Idris Wada (retd), Chief Osita Chidoka, Mr Binta Bello, Honourable Austin Opara, Professor Aisha Madawaki, Mrs. Ayotunde George-Ologun, Chief Mrs. Chidiebelu Mofus and Fidelis Tapgun.

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