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VP Slot: PDP Dismisses Report Of Wike’s Selection As Atiku’s Running Mate

VP Slot: PDP Dismisses Report Of Wike’s Selection As Atiku’s Running Mate

The principal opposition {party}, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has dismissed speculations that its Selection Committee has settled for Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike because the {party}’s vice-presidential candidate.

Vanguard had reported that the PDP Selection Committee, had yesterday, met to satisfy its mandate of recommending a operating mate for the {party}’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking on the event in Abuja, Wednesday, the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, mentioned stories within the media that the PDP has picked Wike may solely be within the realm of hearsay.

He mentioned the National Working Committee is at the moment trying into the matter and consulting, to be able to take into account the very best vice presidential candidate for the {party} within the 2023 elections.

“We have a process as a party, because we are organic. We follow through 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 mentioned.

Meanwhile, Ologunagba, who emphasised that PDP has kickstarted its course of, knowledgeable that the NWC can be assembly at the moment (Wednesday) at 11 AM, saying that it’s anticipated that the advisory board can be thought of.

“We do our things in processes, the process doesn’t just come like you press a computer and get an answer. We follow the process, because human elements are involved, with interests and concerns. We have considered all interests of the country, particularly in terms of unity and capacity,” he mentioned.

Recall Vanguard additionally reported that the PDP choice committee had really useful the Rivers State governor after 13 of 17 members, who attended the assembly on the PDP National Secretariat, yesterday, voted in favour of Wike. At the assembly, three members voted for others, whereas the chairman, who can solely vote when there’s a tie, didn’t vote.

This was in regards to the when Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, after a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, informed journalists that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will determine who his operating mate can be.

After the PDP major, Wike had scored 237 in opposition to the 371 delegate votes on the PDP presidential major secured by Atiku, who gained the nomination.

Source:- Vanguard

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