2019 POLITICS: Enugu PDP chieftain, Eya advises Atiku on choice of running mate

Chief Chinedu Eya, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, on Sunday congratulated the former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, following his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Party.

He called on him to choose the country’s former finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Sen. Ben. Murray Bruce, representing Brass Senatorial zone of Bayesa state or Ohanaeze President, Chief John Nnia Nwodo as his running mate, to give technical coloration to his aspiration.

Atiku scored 1532 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Aminu Tambuwal, who polled 693 votes.

Eya, a former Enugu North Senatorial aspirant on the platform of PDP, who spoke after a keenly contested primary election of the PDP, at the National Convention of the party held at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, congratulated the Party’s delegates for their bold decision during the exercise.

Chief Eya noted that his choice of Iweala, Bruce and Nwodo was to allow frontline technocrats in the country the opportunity to chart a new course for the nation’s bastardized economy under the APC.

In a statement by his media Aide, Gwiyi Solomon, the PDP Chieftain urged the other Presidential aspirants who participated in the primary election to happily accept the outcome of the contest and rally round the chosen candidate of the Party as the task ahead of the general election will be daunting.

He said, “The wise thing to do at the moment is for Atiku to choose Dr. Okonjo Iweala, Sen. Ben. Murray Bruce or John Nnia Nwodo to give technical coloration to his aspiration.”

“While I Congratulate our delegates for a good job, I also want to beg other contestants in the exercise to hug Atiku as the tasks ahead of the coming general election will no doubt, appear very daunting.”

He further suggested that where the zoning formular of the party did not favour the possible running mates mentioned above, then Governor Ayo Fayose could become an option.

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