2023 presidency: PDP speaks on picking Wike as Atiku’s running mate


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has waved aside reports that it has picked the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike, as the running mate to presidential flagbearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Reports emerged on Tuesday saying that the Selection Committee of the PDP has settled for Wike as the vice-presidential candidate of the main opposition party.

But addressing reporters in Abuja on Wednesday, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, said the reports could only be in the realm of rumour.

According to him, the NWC of the party is currently still consulting in order to pick the best vice-presidential candidate for the party in the 2023 elections.

“We have a process as a party because we are organic. We follow through with the processes.

“We recognize the importance of participatory democracy, ensuring that every stakeholder and organ of the party is involved in our decision-making process.

“This is the beginning of the process, consideration and advisory body need to get to the level where, in consultation with the presidential candidate, they will deliberate on who is most suitable.

“That process is ongoing, so any report of a particular candidate at this point is probably premature,” he said.

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