The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has revealed he promised the Governors elected on the party’s platform, that he will choose one of them as his running mate.
Atiku revealed this in his speech confirming Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate for next year’s election.
“We have to win the elections and get to work immediately. My running mate has to be ready to start working with me, from day one, in addressing our country’s challenges. Nigerians will not accept anything less.
“That is why I promised the Governors of our party that my running mate will come from among them. Our current challenges call for a government that is highly focused and disciplined,” Atiku said.
Nyesom Wike and Emmanuel Udom, the Governors of Rivers and Akwa Ibom states respectively were believed to be the other options Atiku had to pick from.