The Caucus of the Progressives in the House of Representatives has concluded plans to endorse the Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike, for the position of running mate to the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, Waziri Adamawa, News Express learnt on Sunday.
The caucus is scheduled to meet today, Monday, June 13, in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement by the leader of the group, Hon Busayo Oluwole Oke, member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State under the platform of the PDP.
According to Oke, who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives on Public Accounts, the endorsement is coming ahead of the deadline given to a high-powered committee already put in place by the leadership of the party on the selection of a suitable candidate for the position
He explained that the membership of the caucus comprising committed party faithful across the six geo-political zones of the country in the Green Chamber resolved to endorse Governor Wike after indepth consideration of his immense contributions to the growth of the party over the years and his capability of leading the Party to total victory at the polls.
“We the Progressives at the green chamber of the National Assembly under the umbrella of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are meeting on Monday in Abuja to endorse the candidature of the Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Nyeson Wike as the Vice Presidential candidate of our party
“We have been watching with keen interest all his activities over the years and we have also assessed his ability and capability in all the spheres of life, and we have seen in him, all what the party needs to win the Presidential poll come 2023 with our Presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, Waziri Adamawa leading, we have total confidence in the duo.
“Gov Wike’s achievements as Governor of Rivers State is of public knowledge and towers above others in the land.
“He is a fighter for true federalism highly detribalised and defender of our constitution
“While we respect the right of Presidential candidate to choose the person he wants, his decision to embark on wider consultation is commendable and a sign of a true democrat.
“The caucus will meet with our Presidential flagbearer to convey our position to him almost immediately,” Oke stated.