Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has emerged as the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. The party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, named Okowa as his running mate Thursday afternoon in Abuja.
The announcement was made ahead of INEC’s Friday 6pm deadline for the submission of names of vice presidential candidates by political parties.
Atiku described him as vice president in waiting. He said he found him disciplined and committed enough to his ticket.
The vice presidential candidacy of Okowa, 62, a Christian from the oil rich Niger Delta region, will complement the presidential candidacy of former Vice President Atiku, a Muslim from the North east.
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