Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is reportedly favouring Emeka Ihedioha to emerge as his running mate.
Since Atiku emerged as the flag bearer of the main opposition party the names of Governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike, Udom Emmanuel have been thrown up as those considered to be the former VP’s running mate.
But sources have now tipped the former Imo state governor, Ihedioha to be selected.
When contacted, Media aide to the former Imo state governor, AIC Akwarandu told Vanguard that Ihedioha’s name is among other names being considered .
He said, “Ihedioha is not Vice President. Atiku is yet to choose. However, his name is among those being tipped for it which he has been indifferent about.”
But a source in the PDP revealed that Ihedioha has been favoured among others to be Atiku’s running mate.
He said, “Ihedioha has a very good relationship with Atiku and Tambuwal but he mobilized for Tambuwal during the primary and we all saw what happened when Atiku needed help, Tambuwal came to his rescue.
“As a party, we are looking at zoning the Vice Presidency slot to the southeast given the support of the region in time past to our party. And when I look at the track records of Ihedioha, he is the best fit for the role.”
Recall that Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and former governor of Imo state, was removed from office by a Supreme Court judgement which favoured Hope Uzodimma of the All progressive congress, APC.
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