Gov Nysome Wike of Rivers State has not been announced as the running mate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party said on Wednesday.
PDP’s national publicity secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, stated this during a programme on the Arise News.
He said the stakeholders were still holding talks on the best candidate for the post.
Quoting him, “PDP has a process. We are organic. We do recognise the importance of participatory democracy. We ensure that the hierarchy of the party is involved when decisions are arrived at.
“The ongoing consultation is the beginning of the process. That process is ongoing. Reports of otherwise are false.”
Adadareporters reports that the media were awash on Tuesday that Mr Wike had been chosen ahead of other candidates under consideration, including Delta State governor Mr Ifeanyi Okowa.
Meanwhile, Atiku’s running mate would be announced on Thursday, according to PDP’s national chairman, Chief Iyorchia Ayu.