The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday night.
Okowa, who is also the governor of Delta State, announced this on Friday in a tweet via his verified Twitter account.
While sharing photos from the event, Okowa stated that the conversation with Jonathan focused on how to reclaim power from the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2023 elections.
“Last night, alongside our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji @Atiku Abubakar, we had a great meeting with our former President, H.E. @GEJonathan. There, we discussed our plans to #RecoverNigeria with His Excellency,” Okowa wrote.
Atiku also announced the visitation. “Last night, I led a delegation alongside my vice-presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on a courtesy visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Abuja. -AA,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.
The LENTORLITENEWS reports that Jonathan had endorsed the candidacy of Atiku and his running mate, Okowa, for the 2023 presidential election.
Jonathan revealed this when a PDP delegation led by Okowa as well as Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State visited him in Abuja in October.
In a video that went viral on social media, Jonathan described Governor Okowa as Nigeria’s incoming Vice President.
He further stated that he was willing and ready to support and work for the success of the PDP in the 2023 elections, as he wished the party members success in all their endeavours “especially those who want to represent us from next year (2023).”
Raising Okowa’s hand, Jonathan called him “our incoming Vice President.”