By Aminu Kutama
The Governor of Delta State, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa is presently undergoing screening for the nomination as the vice presidential candidate of the main opposition party, at the party’s Wadata Plaza headquarters in Abuja.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has earlier been reported to have chosen Governor Okowa as his running mate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Sahelian Times understands that Mr Okowa, a former senator and a second term governor, was chosen ahead of serving governors and high-profile politicians in the South-East and South-South regions.
Pundits believe that the choice of Mr Okowa was made because of his calm nature and modest track record as Governor, and Mr Wike was dropped due to his combative nature