Reuben Abati has been named the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship in Ogun State, Leke Shittu.
Abati was media aide to former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. He was previously a newspaper columnist and the chairman of the editorial board of The Guardian (Nigerian) from 2001 to 2011.
When contacted about his reported emergence as PDP governorship running mate, Abati, according to Daily Trust, said “Yes, I am aware. I can confirm. It’s true.”
Former Ogun State governor Gbenga Daniel has also been named PDP candidate for Ogun East Senatorial district.