6th November, 2018
Mr Emmanuel Ombugadu, Nasarawa State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has picked Rep. Ogoshi Onawo as his running mate.
The state chairman of the party, Mr Francis Orugu, who made this known to Newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia, said Onawo was carefully selected after due consultation with the relevant organs of the party.
Orugu explained that the party gave Emmanuel Ombugadu free hand to choose his running mate and he picked Onawo from Nasarawa South.
According to the PDP boss, the party had on July 28, zoned all elected and appointed positions as a strategy for victory in 2019 elections.
He said that the decision of the party was based on the calculations at that time but the party had to change the decision in order to address new realities.
“At that time, we zoned the governorship seat and deputy speaker to Nasarawa North; deputy governor and majority leader to Nasarawa West.
“Others are speaker and Secretary to the State Government to Nasarawa South.
“The party has now swapped all positions zoned to Nasarawa South and Nasarawa West. That is why the running mate was picked from Nasarawa South, ‘’ the Orugu said.
He, however, described the recent primaries of the party as the best in the history of the state.
Orugu, therefore, appealed to all aggrieved members to work for the victory of the party in 2019 general elections.
Onawo is a member of the House of Representatives, representing Awe/Doma/Keana Federal Constituency.