The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State says only the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party can decide whether Eyitayo Jegede SAN. or any other person merits being its vice presidential candidate for the 2023 general poll.

This was made known by the party’s publicity Secretary in the state, Honourable Kennedy Peretei while featuring on Crest Fm’s Political Programme The Platform.

According to Peretei the NWC has the vested authority to determine whether Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike or Any of the other aspirants would be Atiku Abubakar’s running mate, though he noted that the state will be happy if Jegede does emerge as their preferred choice.

On the possibility of National Chairman, Dr Iyiorcha Ayu stepping down owing to the emergence of a northern presidential candidate on the party’s platform, he stated that their seems to be more time ahead for the party to discuss the issue and come up with a resolution.

It would be recalled that former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerged presidential candidate of the party at the primary election held last weekend.


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