2023: Atiku Picks Vice Presidential Candidate

Dr Okowa is a serving State Governor who has demonstrated in his State and through his conduct, that governance is about service to the people


The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has picked the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate for Nigeria’s 2023 General elections.

Atiku Abubakar announced his decision at the Caucus meeting of the party in Abuja.

He said he decided on Dr Okowa because he has the qualities of being a Vice President.

Atiku said “Dr Okowa is a serving State Governor who has demonstrated in his State and through his conduct, that governance is about service to the people.”
According to him, ” Okowa will not only add excitement to our already energized ticket and campaign, but will also help to bring focus, discipline and stability to our government, come 2023.
He said Okowa as his choice for running mate would not only help to lead the Party  to victory in next year’s Presidential election but also in the governorship and legislative elections.
The PDP Presidential Candidate stated, “he will be by my side as I work hard every day to provide our people with security, revive our economy, improve education and unite our country. He has both Legislative and Executive experiences. Please join me in welcoming to the ticket the next Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Governor Dr. Ifeanyi  Okowa”
Atiku said the person he has chosen as running mate possesses all the qualities running mate should have and he personifies not only the seriousness the current moment represents for the country but also the future that the young people yearn for and deserve.
“You know him to be a fighter; you know him to care about winning; you know him to care about good governance; and you know him to care about our people. Now, my dear friends, let’s do the disciplined hard work necessary to win this election.
“In arriving at the decision, I held wide consultations with various stakeholders in our party including our Governors, National Working Committee, Board of Trustees, and other leaders to seek their inputs and their wisdom.In these consultations, I made clear that my running mate would have the potential to succeed me at a moment’s notice, that is, a President-in-waiting
other words, the person must have the qualities to be President.
“The person must have an appreciation of the deep rot which our country has been put into by the APC government; understands the great suffering that most of our people are going through and the urgency of relieving them of that suffering; understands the critical importance of economic growth and development to provide our young people with jobs, hope, and a pathway to wealth” said the PDP Presidential candidate.
Alhaji Atiku said added that “My running mate must understand that without security, development will be very difficult because local and foreign investors who have been scared away already, would not return to invest in our economy. Thus, my running mate will be a person who will stand by me as a I confront the frightening level of insecurity in our land” .