Talks that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, considered the possibility of swapping the running mate of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, that is Governor of Delta State with the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, just before the timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that gives political parties the grace to replace candidates before the 15th of July, 2022 expires.
However, some clarifications made on Friday completely ruled out the option of replacing Okowa at the last minute, as the vice-presidential candidate of the party.
But till now, there is no confirmation that Wike congratulated the Delta State Governor on emerging as the running mate of Atiku.
I’d Wike Leaving PDP
The whole controversy also cut across Wike leaving PDP to join Labour Party, LP or New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, since he was seen in a meeting with PeterObi and Rabiu Kwankwaso recently.
However, a source from the party revealed that the Rivers State Governor actually pressured their officials to have the name of the Delta State Governor changed at the last minute, adding the officials refused.