Former Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha has been tipped to be the running mate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
A media aide to the former governor, AIC Akwarandu has confirmed that Emeka Ihedioha’s name is among other names being considered by the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Akwarandu 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.”
A source within PDP has revealed that Ihedioha has been favoured among others to be Atiku’s running mate.
The source 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.