Former National Chairman of the major opposition party, The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus, has hailed Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, for picking Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Ekocitymagazine had reported earlier on Thursday that Abubakar named Okowa, governor of Delta, as his running mate for the 2023 general election.
It would be recalled that aside Okowa who was picked, Nyesom Wike and Emmanuel Udom — governors of Rivers and Akwa Ibom, respectively — were also listed as likely choices for the position.
The PDP presidential candidate had said he chose Okowa because the Delta governor meets “all or most of the qualities” he desires.
Reacting to Okowa’s nomination , Secondus in a statement by Ike Abonyi, his media aide, stated that the duo of Atiku and Okowa, the PDP will be victorious at the polls.
“The former national chairman described Alhaji Abubakar as a square peg in a square hole whose pedigree in the nation’s political space remains outstanding and speaks for itself,” the statement reads.
“Prince Secondus said that Atiku’s choice of governor Okowa as his running mate shows his knack for picking a good head to be around him for the gargantuan task ahead.
“The former national chairman said that with the picking of a running mate, the candidacy is complete and PDP is now set for the inevitable journey back to Aso Rock come 2023.”