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Two Southerners Saraki Can Consider As His Running Mate

Following his decision to run for the presidency on the platform of the People's Democratic Party, Mr. Bukola Saraki can put into consideration two powerful southerners as his running mate in the race. One thing is for him to declare his ambition, another is for him to work with the right person.

Mr. Saraki may not be able to clinch the party ticket unless he teams up with some politicians from southern region. He actually declared his bid in Makurdi. He must have discussed his ambition with the Benue State governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom. But it is essential to go to south.

Mr. Seyi Makinde, the current Oyo State governor, is one of the most appropriate persons to work with in the southern region. Mr. Makinde enjoys a bit of popularity even beyond the shores of the southern region. It is true that he is just in his first term as Oyo State governor. He can still be a running mate to Saraki.

The advantage that Saraki can enjoy by considering Makinde as his running mate is assurance from southwest region. Makinde is the only governor of PDP in southwest. If Saraki picks him, the former Kwara State governor can get the votes of the southwest delegates in the primary election.

The second politician is Mr Nyesom Wike. Political analysis of PDP may be incomplete without adequate reference to the Rivers State governor. As a matter of fact, he remains one of the top PDP echelons in the southern zone of the federation.

Mr. Wike has not disclosed anything about his own ambition. Whether he is interested or not, he bas not talked about it. But while he remains silent, Mr. Saraki can consider working with Wike. Recently, Atiku Abubakar went to reconcile with the Rivers State governor. Atiku must have seen the efficiency and effectiveness of Wike.

So, while Saraki is looking forward to having the PDP ticket this time around, he should just get ready to work with or consider either Seyi Makinde or Mr. Nyesom Wike.

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