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South East PDP stakeholders tip Okey Aroh for Atiku’s running mate



Maduako Igbokwe l Wednesday, June 08, 2022



ONITSHA, Anambra –  Barely 12 days after the  former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged  the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP,  stakeholders in south east  have  tipped  the  National Ex- officio and member of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) Okey Muo Aroh for  his running mate.

The National Coordinator of South East Renaissance For Atiku Abubakar, Chief Ufere Nwankwo  disclosed this  shortly after a meeting in Awka Anambra State capital on Wednesday.

According to him,  Atiku is disposed to picking his running mate from the South East against the plot by some party members from the South South to produce a running mate. Nwankwo   stated that Atiku  said  he was more comfortable and  at home with a South Easterner as a  running mate.

“We have been talking and meeting stakeholders of the party in the geopolitical zone and most stakeholders such as Prince Arthur Ezeh, Chief Earned Obiejesi  as well as the likes of Chief Cletus Ibeto and the CEO of Air Peace Air Line Chief Allen Onyema would surely be brought  into  this project because it would unlock the barrier of Atiku Abubakar towards getting their supports in the coming general election” he said.

According to  Nwankwo ,the stakeholders  have held three meetings in Ebony Imo and Enugu states and the name that ranked highest in the ladder was Bar Okey Muo Aroh because he is one of the foundation members of the PDP since 1999.

He also said that  they have   reached out to the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization   to contact him  for necessary action  .

According to him, by next week Okey Muo Aroh would be discussing with PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar who has been in constant discussion with  major stakeholders in the zone.


Nwankwo further disclosed  that the organization has commenced the drive to raise funds for Atiku Abubakar’s ambition, noting  that the sum of N3 billion has already been realized in the name of Bar Okey Muo Aroh to back up his support for Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign.

He also disclosed that next  meeting for the project would be held in Abia state in a bid towards raising more funds.

When contacted, Bar Okey Muo Aroh confirmed that he has been approached by some top members of the party on the position of a running mate but noted that everything depends on the decision of Atiku Abubakar interest.






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