PDP 2023: Atiku and Ifeanyi Okowa what you need to know!

PDP 2023: Atiku and Ifeanyi Okowa what you need to know!

As the tempo of pre-election activities gears up to the crescendo ahead of the 2023 General election in Nigeria and the long search for a befitting running mate to the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON, PDP heavy-weights and stakeholders have expressed their concerns on the matter. Before now, there were tell-tale signs that Nyesom Wike of Rivers State will emerge as Atiku’s Vice-President but the swing took a different direction as he finally settled for Mr. Ifeanyi A, Okowa, a two-term Governor of Delta State South-South Nigeria and a former Senator of the Federal Republic.

The choice of Governor Okowa a Christian from Southern Nigeria has been described by political analysts as a Muslim/Christian ticket in contrast to the Muslim/Muslim ticket championed by the APC in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 General election. It’s pertinent to know that Atiku, a Muslim who understands the nitty-gritty of Nigerian politics right from the 4th Republic, can’t make such a grievous mistake of Muslim/Muslim ticket because Nigeria is a composed of two predominant religions.


Ifeanyi A.Okowa, Governor of Delta State(2015-till date)

Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (born 8 July 1959) is a Nigerian politician who is the Governor of Delta State. He was inaugurated as a governor on 29th May 2015 after winning the state elections conducted in April 2015. Before his position as governor, he was elected senator for Delta North Senatorial District in Delta State, Nigeria, in the April 2011 national elections. He ran on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He is a descend of Ika from Owa-Alero in Delta State, Nigeria. He is also the first person from Anioma to clinch the governorship position of Delta State. He was re-elected as the governor of Delta State on May 29, 2019. His past political history reveals that Okowa became Secretary to the Ika Local Government and then Chairman of the Ika North-East Local Government Council (1991–1993). He was Delta North Coordinator of the Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM). He joined the PDP in 1998 and assisted in Governor James Ibori’s campaign in 1998/1999. He served as a Commissioner in the Delta State government for Agriculture and Natural Resources (July 1999 – April 2001), Water Resources Development (April 2001 – May 2003), and Health (September 2003 – October 2006).

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