Barring any last minute change, Governor of Delta state , Mr Ifeanyi Okowa has been nominated as the running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the upcoming 2023 presidential elections.
Mr Okowa, governor since 2015 was chosen from the ranks of serving governors and top politicians in the South-East and South-South region
Mr Okowa was made the ultimate nominee after a fierce contest with Governor Nyesom Wike of River state .
The choice was believed to be in the best interest of the party as it seeks a return to power next year.
Also closed sources said Mr Abubakar’s allies said he picked Mr Okowa because he promised to run a campaign based strictly on issues critical to Nigerians, and Mr Wike might derail that approach with his combative nature.