OKOWA, DATTI AND SHETTIMA: WHAT RUNNING MATES ARE BRINGING TO THE TICKETS By Law Mefor

The window for substitution of candidates has been slammed closed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, thus fully set the stage for the 2023 Presidential Election. Though subtle campaigns have been raging, real campaigns will start officially in earnest in September. Before Peter Obi seized Labour Party turf and its presidential ticket, turning it into a movement, many had narrowed their attention to a two-horse race – between Atiku Abubakar/PDP and Ahmed Bola Tinubu/APC. It is now a three-horse race.   One issue that has been generating interest is…