It is no more news that the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar might be contesting for 2023 Presidential race. Though, PDP Leaders have zoned the Position of the National Chairman of the Party to the North which means Presidential Ticket may be zoned to South. However, Some Youths in PDP have clamoured that the Presidential Ticket should be thrown open to every members of the Party who might be interested to contest the race, irrespective of the region they might belong to.
However, Either Presidential Ticket should be thrown open or zoned to the North, Atiku will be eligible to contest the Presidential race. If Atiku should contest Presidential race, his running mate will come from the South. Among the PDP Leaders from the South that best fit as Atiku's running Mate is Peter Obi. It should be recalled that Peter Obi was the former Governor of Anambra State and with the little time he spent as Governor of the State, he was able to Perform well.
Peter Obi was Atiku's running mate in 2019 Presidential race when they contested under the Platform of PDP. Atiku was able to win the entire Southsouth and Southeast With Peter Obi's influence. Therefore, If Peter Obi could be given the Position of Vice President with Atiku, PDP will not regret it. Peter Obi has good reputation in the entire Southsouth and Southeast and he will be a good Vice Presidential candidate to Atiku.
Another PDP Leader that Atiku might nominate As his running mate is the Governor of Rivers State, Governor Nyesome Wike. Governor Wike is an influential PDP Governor in the entire Southsouth and Southeast and if he can be given the Position of Vice President with Atiku as Presidential candidate, the Party will not have Problem in the forthcoming Presidential Election.
It should be recalled that Governor Wike was one of the PDP Leaders who clamoured for the Removal of Secondus as the National Chairman of the Party and all the Leaders embraced it. For Wike to have influenced the removal of Secondus successfully, it shows how influential he is, in the Party and if given the opportunity to emerge as Vice President with Atiku. The combination will be very okay. Though, Governor Wike and Atiku might not belong to the same caucus within the Party but it will be very good, if Wike could emerge as Vice Presidential Candidate of the Party with Atiku As Presidential candidate.
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