A former governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha has been reportedly picked to be Atiku Abubakar’s running mate under the platform of People’s Democratic, PDP, in the 2023 presidential election, Vanguard reports
When contacted, Media aide to the former Imo state governor, AIC Akwarandu told Vanguard that Emeka Ihedioha’s name is among other names being considered by the 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 to vanguard 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.”
Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and former governor of Imo state, was removed from office by a Supreme Court judgement which favoured Hope Uzodimma of the All progressive congress, APC, and has since then remained the leader of the PDP in Imo state.