According to a close source, former Imo state governor Emeka Ihedioha is expected to be Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2023 presidential race.
When called, the former Imo state governor’s media aide, AIC Akwarandu, informed the press that Emeka Ihedioha’s name is among those being considered by former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
He said, “Ihedioha is not Vice President. Atiku is yet to choose. However, his name is among those being tipped for it which he has been indifferent about.”
But a source in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, revealed this morning that Ihedioha has been favoured among others to be Atiku’s running mate.
He said, “Ihedioha has a very good relationship with Atiku and Tambuwal but he mobilized for Tambuwal during the primary and we all saw what happened when Atiku needed help, Tambuwal came to his rescue.” As a party, we are looking at zoning the Vice Presidency slot to the southeast given the support of the region in time past to our party. And when I look at the track records of Ihedioha, he is the best fit for the role.”