Saraki reacts as Atiku confirms Okowa as running mate

The Immediate Past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has reacted over the emergence of the Governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa as the Running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidentially candidate, Alh Atiku Abubakar. 

Reacting to this in a Facebook post via his official Facebook page on Thursday, The former Presidential aspirant, congratulated Okowa on his emergence as the vice presidential candidate, noted that the all the leaders and stakeholders in PDP across the nation will work together to ensure the victory of the party in the upcoming general election.

“I congratulate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his emergence as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of our great party, PDP, and running mate to our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

As we prepare for the journey ahead, I am hopeful that all the leaders and stakeholders in our party across the nation will work together to ensure the victory of the PDP in the upcoming general election.” He wrote. 

Our correspondent gathered that Okowa was up against the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, who was also eyeing the prized seat. Wike was initially recommended for the position by a 19-man committee setup by the party to oversee the selection process.

This result reportedly did not go down well with the leadership of the party who then opted for Okowa.

Speaking at the announcement ceremony on Thursday, Chairman of the Party, Iyorchia Ayu revealed that the decision for Okowa was made by Atiku himself after due consultations with all the relevant stakeholders of the party.

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