2023: Why I didn’t reject Atiku’s request to be his running mate – Okowa reveals

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The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has given reasons he accepted to be running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, Okowa said “It would have been a disservice on my part to have turned down the Vice President nomination.

“I am a party man.”

The governor also insisted that he is an Igbo man, adding “the time will come when an Igbo man will become the President of Nigeria.”

Atiku last week, picked the Governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate.

Explaining his choice, Atiku stated that Okowa possesses all qualities needed for the job of Vice president.