By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja
Barring any last minute change of mind, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may appoint a legal luminary, Barr Okey Muo Aroh, the Ike Abatete, as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
It was gathered that among the names mentioned as possible running mates to Atiku are Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri; Delta State Governor Ifeayi Okowa and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
But Aroh, a consummate political strategist who is also a founding member of the PDP and one local government Chairman who later served as a member of State Executive Council and a member of several boards and parastatal in both the private and public sector, is now being considered as possible running mate to Atiku.
Aroh who has been an ardent supporter of Atiku Abubakar since 1999 moderated the last two PDP presidential campaigns as the Chief Master of Ceremonies.
Aroh, a legal Practitioner and a chartered Arbitrator and Mediator attended the prestigious Denis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha and Notre Dame High School Abatete where he graduated Grade One with Distinction.
He went to University of Nigeria Enugu Campus and rounded up his legal training at the Nigerian Law school Victoria Island Lagos.
Haven built strong political and business associates after his NYSC in the ancient city of Kano in 1984 is now on the lists of people to serve as possible running mate to Atiku.
“Yes, Aroh is also being considered and barring any change, he might be announce the running mate to Atiku,” a source who is familiar with the present lobbying in the PDP said.
“Aroh is a consummate political strategist who has been involved in party formation and management traversing the NPP, NPN era to the military era of UNCP, GDM, NCPCN, CNC to the two party era of NRC and SDP,” the source added.