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2023: Atiku Considers Ihedioha As Running Mate

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Emeka Ihedioha’s name is among those being considered by former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, according to Akwarandu.

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 People’s Democratic Party, PDP, revealed to vanguard 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.”

Reports in the media had quoted the Governor of Rivers, Nyesome Wike, at a thanks giving service, shortly after the PDP convention, as saying “He stabbed us in the back.” Wike had narrated how he supported Ihedioha’s ambition to be Governor of Imo state before he was removed after 7months in office.

At the PDP’s just-concluded National Convention, Wike received 237 votes, falling short of Atiku Abubakar’s 371 votes to become the party’s flag bearer for the second time after being beaten by Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.

Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and governor of Imo state, was removed from office by a Supreme Court decision that favored Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and has since remained the PDP’s Imo state leader.


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