Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reportedly won a mock election by National Advisory Committee that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) set up over who becomes former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 Presidential election.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the panel after pruning the number of the choice of who will run on a joint ticket with Atiku unanimously agreed to go into a mock election .
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the committee voted on the three names recommended by the General Aliyu Gusau committee with the Rivers Governor pulling sixteen votes.
According to sources ,the three names were Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom).
The committee has however recommended the Rivers governor.
The committee has reportedly agreed to allow Wike, who came second in the primaries, to run with Atiku.
“Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has been chosen by the committee. He was overwhelmingly voted for by the committee. Majority of the members see him as the ideal person to be the running mate to Atiku.
“You saw his showing at the primaries. The party leaders believe in his capacity and they have chosen him.”
Those at the meeting which was chaired by the Deputy National Chairman, North, Ambassador Umaru Damagun, were Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi).
Others are former governors Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Liyel Imoke (Cross Rivers) Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, among others.