The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a committee and fixed Thursday to screen its vice presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
Naija News had earlier reported that a committee set up to recommend Atiku Abubakar’s running mate had voted in favour of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
It was gathered that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Governor Udom Emmanuel came second and third respectively in the vote.
In a statement on Tuesday night, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said the new committee to screen the vice-presidential candidate was pursuant to Part VI, Paragraph 14 of the the Electoral Guidelines of the Party.
According to the opposition party’s mouthpiece, the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the nomination of the Party members to serve on the Vice Presidential Candidate Screening Committee for the screening/verifying of the nominated Vice Presidential Candidate of our Party for the 2023 general elections.
He said the screening exercise will hold at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja on Thursday, June 16, 2022.
The committee is expected to be chaired by Tom Ikimi, with other members as Capt. Idris Wada (rtd), Osita Chidoka, Rt. Hon. Binta Bello, Austin Opara, Prof. Aisha Madawaki and H.E. Fidelis Tapgun.
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