The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has picked Governor of Delta State, Ifeayi Okowa as his running mate in the 2023 general elections.
While announcing his running mate, Atiku said Okowa will be by his side to ensure they win all elections.
Elanza News reports that Okowa is a former Senator who also served as Governor of Delta State for over seven years.
“I made it clear that my running mate must have the capability to succeed me and understand the critical education in modern societies.
“My running mate must understand that without security, there won’t be development because the APC government went to sleep.
“My running mate must have the capability to unite the country, but also work with me to unite the country. He must be someone who must speak his mind.
“He must be someone who will work with me to unite the country,” Atiku said.
Okowa thanked Atiku for finding him worthy of being the vice presidential candidate.
He said it was a difficult decision but added that God has designed such to be adding that the process of winning the 2023 general elections will be collective.
“At the end, we will win the election by the grace of God. We must bring a new commitment and unity in our various wards, various local governments and states. We need PDP to return to power because we have answers to the questions.