Okowa In, Wike Out? Atiku’s Burden Of Choice As Deadline Looms For Running Mate Pick

Picking a bad habit official up-and-comer is similarly essentially as significant as choosing a flagbearer for any ideological group. A running mate should likewise have the capacity to contribute enormous decisions in favor of the ticket the person is running on.

Despite the fact that the sacred powers of the VP are restricted, much consideration and strategising still should be set up before a running mate is chosen.

With the cutoff time of June seventeenth set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) moving nearer, ideological groups and official competitors should pick a running mate.

Official up-and-comers and their ideological groups expected to name their running mates include: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar; All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Labor Party (LP), Peter Obi; New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; and others.

The 2023 general political decision may be a straight battle between the PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and APC’s Bola Tinubu, with the fundamental resistance hoping to cross the main obstacle of choosing a running mate.

With the family and political keenness of Tinubu, Atiku and the PDP needs to pick the ideal decision as a running mate in other to challenge the previous Lagos lead representative’s solidarity in the South.

Atiku and his group need to pick a running mate with public allure, great discretionary worth in the international zone of beginning, capacity to offer subjective thoughts that might be of some value and furthermore add to public turn of events.

Such an individual should be sans debate, a calm individual, a profound scholar and an expert tactician.

Atiku, who is from the North East, should adjust his ticket by picking somebody from the South and with the South-West creating the ongoing Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the APC up-and-comer, the Waziri of Adamawa ought to choose somebody from the South or South-East.

Deciding to pick a running mate from the South-West to counter the force of Tinubu in that district might turn out to be a disappointment and Atiku would significantly help his mission for certain by attempting to exploit the South-East or South.

This political estimation has hurled prominent names which incorporate; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and a previous Governor of lmo State, Emeka Ihedioha.

All of the above have their novel assets, benefits and shortcomings they will offer of real value, however Atiku and his group have a difficult, but not impossible task ahead in picking the best among the parts.

Lead representative Wike and Okowa have been promoted as the two competitors leaned toward by different power blocks in the fundamental resistance.

Streams State Governor, Nyesom Wike, otherwise called ‘Mr Project’, is famously known to Nigerians across all areas.

Wike, who hails from Ikwerre from Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, began as a neighborhood government director, prior to filling in as head of staff to then lead representative, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. He was subsequently designated Minister of State for Education by President Goodluck Jonathan, from where he challenged the political decision and won as lead representative in the wake of overcoming Dakuku Peterside of the APC.

In spite of losing the PDP official pass to Atiku, Wike, a legal counselor, is a demonstrated political decision victor after he two times crushed Amaechi, his previous chief and got gigantic decisions in favor of the PDP in Rivers State in 2019.

However, is he politically sufficiently able to get block votes from the South or the South-East. Review that regardless of driving the PDP’s lobby in Bayelsa, the party lost the political decision before it was given triumph by the Supreme Court.

Wike who was given the epithet ‘Mr Project’ for doing great in the space of infrastructural, is prominently known as somebody with a solid person, forceful, straightforward and won’t be quickly pushed around.

He is seen to have the monetary power that would come convenient in the PDP’s lobby the country over.

Notwithstanding, Wike’s off the cuff eruptions might be a short to partners. With many depicting his way of behaving as ‘undignified’.

His propensity to loudly go after associates and political adversaries have brought about many kicking against his official bid. One ought not be amazed by the supposed moves behind the since to upset his official aspiration at the PDP exceptional public show.

Wike, who had denied being an Igbo man, may likewise track down it troublesome persuading individuals from the Eastern locale to decide in favor of the PDP.

The PDP as a party previously confronted reaction from Ndigbo after it wouldn’t zone its official pass toward the south and delivering Atiku as its up-and-comer.

One more competitor who is apparently profoundly preferred by Atiku to arise as his running mate is Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.

A clinical specialist, Okowa is famous for his lowliness, key reasoning and his political clout for the most part in the southern piece of the country.

He began his political vocation as Secretary to the Ika North Local Government where he later become director.

He additionally filled in as chief in Delta State in three unique services – Agriculture, Water Resources and Health.

Okowa was selected the Secretary to the State Government in June 2007 and was subsequently chosen Senator addressing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly in 2011.

Previously flaunting a great educational plan vitae, Okowa challenged and won decisions as Delta State lead representative for his first and second terms.

Loaded up with experience at the grassroots, state, and the public level, Okowa has had the option to construct solid connections, impact and contacts.

The Delta State lead representative, who purportedly turned out quietly for the development of the previous Vice President as the party’s 2023 official competitor, is seen as a lawmaker, yet a scholarly pioneer as confirmed by the different talks he has conveyed.

He may not be viewed as exceptionally blunt when contrasted with Nyesom Wike, however Okowa has never wondered whether or not to fiddle with discussions of public interest.

The lead representative has additionally had the option to adjust the ethno-strict interests in the express, a benefit Atiku and his camp could bounce on in selling their administration.

Nigeria has never been this separated along strict lines, the mix of Atiku who prides himself as a unifier, and Okowa might be exactly what the country needs to recuperate.

Delta State is geologically situated in the South yet Okowa, being from Ikah North, could determine the tussle for the PDP VP competitor between the South-East and the South.

Okowa, who is from the Igbo talking a piece of Delta, has the social enticement for swing votes from the two locales and may simply be PDP’s joker in the following year’s political decision.

Can Atiku take advantage of these benefits? Things ought to become more clear after Friday.

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