Reno Omokri asserted that the People’s Democratic Party’s most significant error in the 2023 presidential election was not selecting Nyesom Wike as the Vice Presidential candidate. The ex-presidential aide, who supported the PDP during the election, suggested that the party could have secured more votes from the South South if Wike had been chosen as Atiku’s running mate.
The biggest mistake we made in the PDP during the #NigerianElections2023 was not giving Wike the vice Presidential slot of our party. By how many votes did we lose to the APC? Less than two million. If we had a running mate like Wike, we would have gotten that collectively from Rivers, Oyo, Abia, Enugu, and Benue with the G-5. In politics, you do not do what you like to do. You do what you have to do. Under normal circumstances, an alpha personality like Wike, would be too assertive to be a follower. I would not even support it if all things were equal. Such a personality type is better suited for President and may be a headache to any President he deputises for. But the last election was not normal. And all things were certainly not equal. Not at all! So we should have taken some abnormal steps. Tinubu understood the game better than us. Is a Muslim-Muslim ticket normal? No. But a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do!