Rivers State Governor Barr Nyesom Wike has defeated his Delta State Counterpart Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to emerge as the running mate to the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Sources at the National Headquarters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed that the committee set up by the PDP to pick Atiku Abubakar’s running mate picked Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, over Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State
Governor Wike won by a whopping 16-3 votes and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa got only got 3 votes from the committee’s votes.
It was gathered that the committee voted against the choice of Governor Okowa following the pressure from his former Political father James Ibori, it was gathered that Ibori mounted a serious opposition and resistance to Atiku picking Okowa because his former political son Okowa hijacked the PDP delta state structure from him.
The Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is expected to officially announce the choice of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike any moment.