Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta state Governor, has emerged as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Mr. Okowa’s nomination was announced and confirmed by Atiku himself on Thursday at an unveiling event of his running mate held in Abuja.
Atiku while speaking on his choice said his Vice President must fulfil the qualities to be president and one that could complement him as a President.
He added that he should symbolize the quality to unite Nigeria, who is not afraid to speak and give advice on governance in the country.
Following the announcement, Okowa will thereafter be screened by a committee already setup for that purpose.
Mr Okowa supported Atiku in the primary where Mr Wike was his closest challenger.
Political parties have until Friday 17th, 2022 to submit lists of their candidates for the 2023 elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).