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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyiochia Ayu, on Tuesday, expressed confidence that the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, would, within the next 48 hours, present a running mate Nigerians would relate well with and vote into office.

Ayu gave this assurance in his opening remarks at the meeting with members of the consultative committee set up to assist the PDP presidential candidate to choose a running mate.

He explained that the meeting was in furtherance of consultations aimed at arriving at a choice that Nigerians would be glad to elect into office.

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Various organs of the party are well-represented such as the National Working Committee, the Governors Forum, the National Assembly, and former governors who have put forward their candidates.

Ayu added that deliberation will be chaired by his able deputy, Ambassador Umaru Damagum.

The meeting has the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; former Senate President, David Mark; former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko; former Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke, and Senator Philip Aduda among others, in attendance.

News report that Independent National Electoral Commission, gave political parties till Friday, June 17, 2022, to submit the names of their presidential candidates and their running mates.

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