Rivers State Governor Barr. Nyesom Wike has defeated his Delta State Counterpart Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to emerge the running mate to the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar .
Sources at the National Headquarters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed that the committee set up by the PDP to pick Atiku Abubakar’s running mate picked Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, over Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State
Governor Wike won by 16-3 votes and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa got only got 3 votes from the committee’s votes.
It was gathered that the committee voted against the choice of Governor Okowa following the pressure by his former Political father James Ibori, it was gathered that Ibori mounted a serious opposition and resistance to Atiku picking Okowa because his former political son Okowa hijacked the PDP delta state structure from him.
The Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is expected to officially announce the choice of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike any moment if the information at our disposal is anything to go by.
Gov. Okowa had earlier said that it was only God that can stop his VP ambition, development that sparked mixed feelings among Party faithful.
Unconfirmed sources hinted our correspondent that Okowa allegedly dole out money to major Party stakeholders in Abuja with the view to have his way.
Party stakeholders are in critical consultations on whom to be Atiku running mate that would sail the Party to victory, Atiku is expected to announce his running mate within the next forty eight hours.
Whether Atiku pick Wike or Okowa, both governors has the financial muscle to float the campaign from the region.