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Two Southern Politicians Who May Be Paired With Atiku For 2023 Race

Mr. Seyi Makinde made a revelation about the struggle for the single ticket of the PDP for the 2023 general elections. He mentioned Atiku Abubakar, Bala Mohammed and Aminu Tambuwal as politicians who have shown interest in the race. Meanwhile, two southern can be combined with Atiku Abubakar.

If it happens that Atiku Abubakar finally gets the ticket of the PDP, the running mate would come from south just as it happened in the last presidential election. Mr. Peter Obi was the running mate of the former vice president. But things may change from that direction this time around.

The leadership of the PDP may have to consider a top Yoruba politician for the slot. Definitely, the PDP is less popular and powerful in the southwest region. However, one of the ways of boosting the presence of the PDP in the region is by picking the vice presidential candidate from the region.

Mr. Ayodele Fayose would be one of the surest politicians that the PDP can rely on. Apart from being a former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Fayose has been constantly loyal to the PDP course in the region and at the national level. Hence, he can be paired or combined with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The PDP can weaken the presence and hegemony of the APC if the vice presidential candidate comes from the zone. Meanwhile, Mr. Fayose has not made comments about the 2023 polls. But he may not reject the offer.

The leadership of the PDP may not afford snubbing the Rivers State governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, who has committed himself to the success of the PDP. Mr. Wike appears to have some ambition outside Rivers State. As a matter of fact, he could be a good running mate.

Some may argue that Wike and Atiku Abubakar aren't in the same political camp. If this is true, Nigerians should remember the reconciliation between the two men in Port Harcourt few months ago. The former vice president travelled to Rivers State to bridge gaps with Wike. Hence, the Rivers State governor can be paired with Atiku Abubakar successfully.

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