2023: Anxious wait for presidential running mates
By John Eche
There is an anxious wait in Nigeria for political party candidates to let out the names of their chosen presidential running mates, even as the Friday deadline handed to them by the Independent National Electoral Commission inches closer.
Among others, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC,Peter Obi of Labour Party, LP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had already emerged as candidates for their respective parties.
Factors of age, ethnicity, religion, loyalty and geography currently top the list of factors that are being considered in the camps of the respective candidates.
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike and former Borno Governor, Shettima have been mentioned as possible picks from both the PDP and the APC
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike