Wike: Some PDP Governor’s Stance On Atiku/Okowa Ticket
Mr Atiku chose Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate for the 2023 election.
But Mr Ortom said 14 out of 17 members of a committee set up by the party to guide the presidential candidate had preferred Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
He argued that Mr Atiku should have consulted with Mr Wike before announcing Okowa as his running mate.
“The candidate who won the primary has the final say, I have no problem with that,” Mr Ortom said.
“But I think that moving forward Wike would have been reached out to. Even some of us who were supporting Wike, we would have been told.”
The situation is already causing major concerns for the PDP.
On Wednesday, former Ekiti State Governor and PDP chieftain, Ayodele Fayose, said the Presidency must return to the south in 2023.
Mr Atiku is a northerner.
Ortom lamented that Atiku did not consult him and other members of the party who took the decision for Wike who they regard as the running mate who will help to bring victory to the party on 2023.