Barring any last minute change of mind, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to appoint a legal luminary, Barr. Okey Muo Aroh, Ike Abatete, as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
Mr. Aro, a consummate political strategist, is a founding member of PDP and was once elected as a local government chairman on its platform.
He will later serve as a member of State Executive Council and a member of several boards and parastatal in both the private and public sector.
He serves the party as an elected member of the PDP National Executive Committee for two consecutive terms.
He has been an ardent supporter of Atiku Abubakar since 1999.
He moderated the last two PDP presidential campaigns as the Chief Master of Ceremonies.
Who is Okey Muo Aroh?
Chief Okey Muo Aroh a legal Practitioner and a chartered Arbitrator and Mediator had his early education at the prestigious Denis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha and Notre Dame High School Abatete where he graduated Grade One with Distinction.
He went to University of Nigeria Enugu Campus and rounded up his legal training at the Nigeria Law school Victoria Island Lagos.
He did his mandatory National Youth Service in the Ancient city of Kano in 1984 where he built a strong network of political and business associates.
A consummate political strategist who has been involved in party formation and management traversing the NPP, NPN era to the military era of UNCP, GDM, NCPCN, CNC to the two party era of NRC and SDP.
He is a founding member of the PDP and was one of those whose election as local govt chairman propelled the formation of PDP.
He has served as a local government chairman, member of state Executive council, member of several boards and parastatal in both private and public sector.
He consults for large public and private conglomerates including the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Ports Authority, NIMASA and many others.
He is an entrepreneur with interest in human capital development and presently chairs the Board of Osinafa Petroleum Limited as well as the Lead Attorney in Dayuch Kelz Attorneys, Osinafa Chambers with offices in Nigeria and United States of America.
He is an elected member of the PDP National Executive Committee for two consecutive terms and has been serving the party as Chairman in many Electoral and Appeal Committees.
He has been an ardent supporter of Atiku Abubakar since 1999 and has moderated the last two presidential campaigns as the chief Master of Ceremonies.
He is a quintessential strategic communicator with incredible oratorical skills and incomparable language power to drive and chosen narrative.
That is the man, Okey Muo Aroh, Ike Abatete!