Why I chose Okowa as my running mate — Atiku

On the campaign trail in Asaba, Delta State’s capital, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said his choice of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate was due to the state’s long-standing support.

On Tuesday, Atiku told PDP supporters that the campaign team was not in a position to campaign, but rather to express gratitude and identify with them in all ways.

He said: “[We are here] because of the support we have received and have received all along, particularly myself. In all my political career, from 1999 to date, Delta State has never failed me.

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“I want to promise you that I shall not betray the trust of Delta State and in fact, the Niger Delta sub-region altogether. That is why as my modest contribution to your support over the years, I decided to take one of you as my running mate.

“As you know, a running mate is always a stepping stone. Therefore, it is up to you to give Governor Okowa the massive support that he needs to show the people of this country that you are committed to your own future.”


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