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PDP panel okays Gov Wike as Atiku’s running mate



The Nationwide Advisory Committee, an ad-hoc panel arrange by the Peoples Democratic Get together PDP to advocate an appropriate operating mate for its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has really useful Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as operating mate.


The Nation studies that the panel took the choice on Tuesday, June 14, after a marathon assembly.


Based on the publication, Wike was picked following a voice vote. He polled 16 votes out of 20. Three different governors, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state had been dropped for the Rivers governor.


The panel is chaired by PDP Deputy Nationwide Chairman (North), Ambassador Umar Damagum. Different members embody PDP Nationwide Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, Nationwide Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi).Additionally on the panel are former governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna), Liyel Imoke (Cross River) and Babangida Aliyu (Niger).


Senator Philip Aduda (FCT), Reps Minority Chief Ndudi Elumelu and former Senate President David Mark are additionally members of the panel.



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