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2023 Presidency: Nigerians React As Atiku Picks Okowa As Running Mate

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 16th Jun, 2022 - tori.ng

Since the announcement of Okowa as Atiku's running mate, the news has generated mixed reactions.

 
Nigerians have taken to social media to react after Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa was announced as Atiku Abubakar's running mate.
 
Recall that Atiku is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
 
Okowa was announced as running mate ahead of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
  
Below are some of the reactions from Twitter following the development.
 
@Letter_to_Jack
Delta State (under Okowa) gave Atiku the highest number of votes in the 2019 elections with 594,000+ votes, (even more than Adamawa) and they have the second highest number of new PVC registrations (behind Osun) since INEC resumed the Continuous Voter Registration.  
 Atiku😀
 
@Chuks_jj
If the news about Okowa is true then I can say Atiku is set to loose for the 6th time. You don’t take boys scouts to war, you take a General like Wike. 
 
Congratulations Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu… Incoming!
 
@cchukudebelu
Many powerful people will be scared at the thought of Wike as VP - a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
 
I am not surprised Atiku chose Okowa.
 
@SodiqTade
Okowa is a good choice and will surely deliver as a VP. The major issue here is how we are going to face fierce APC. I see this as a political risk and I hope it works at the end of the day. If Tinubu is ready to risk Muslim/Muslim ticket then PDP can take any risk even in Wike.
 
@steve_destiny
Atiku picked Okowa and y'all are talking. Just wait for Peter Obi to announce his VP, the blind will see and the lame will walk. He's nobody's mate I repeat!
 
@DeborahToluwase
#pdpdecides 
Atiku writes NWC to choose. Panel chooses Wike; Atiku backtracks and chooses Okowa. But of course, the cabals in the PDP did their job
 
@Hitee_
It’ll be hilarious if Atiku has sincerely picked Okowa and still invites Wike for screening today
 
@Ambrosia_Ijebu
With Peter Obi and now Ifeanyi Okowa on the ballot, SE and SS is closed to business for APC. When they bring their Muslim-Muslim ticket, NC and even SW will be shared spoils. 
 
All that remains is to wish them all the best in NW and NE against a Hausa-Fulani candidate.
 
@PoojaMedia
Okowa beats Wike to Atiku's VP. 
 
Atiku won't want a VP that is close to being powerful like him. 
 
At least, he should use his experience with OBJ as example.
 
 
@DAMIADENUGA
Atiku has chosen Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta to be his running mate. I was thinking Wike would be his Vice, a part of me knew Wike may not accept a position to run as a deputy to anybody.


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