The presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is yet to pick his running mate, his media aide, Paul Ibe, has said.
Ibe said the speculations making the rounds that the ex-governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, had been chosen was not true, according to Daily Trust.
Atiku emerged as the candidate of PDP in a keenly contested primary, beating Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and others on Saturday night in Abuja.
After the convention, the party’s attention had shifted to producing a viable running mate from the south to enhance the party’s chances in 2023.
But reacting to the development, Ibe said, “When we decide to speak on the issue of running mate, it will not be a subject of speculation; we will roll it out. It is not going to be something that will be speculated on social media, online platforms, or WhatsApp groups.
“So from my on stable, I cannot confirm that to be true. These are the times for all manner of speculations. People should endeavour to wait for the official announcement. But this speculation is unknown to me.”