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PDP Has Answers to Questions Of Nigeria, Okowa Says, As He Emerges Atiku’s Runnng Mate

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Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who has emerged as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed confidence that the former vice president has the solution to the problems of the country.

Speaking after the party presented him today, the senator said “we need the PDP to return to power. We have answers to the questions, because I’ve had the opportunity of going through our candidate’s book and I hope each and every one of us will take the time to go through it; “My covenant with Nigeria.

“It’s something worth studying. It’s something put together, which I don’t think the other presidential candidates of other parties have been able to put together.

“You need to go through it. You will find the solutions to the problems in that document. And I must appreciate our presidential candidate publicly, for making this happen early enough.

“Many people are out there speaking to Nigerians, based on social media reports, but he has taken the time to understudy Nigeria, because of the experience that he has had in the past and he has been able to prefer solutions and I believe that by the special of God, we will take on the elections and win landslide,” he said.

Speaking on the task ahead of the party, he stated that “I do understand that it is a great work that is ahead of us. But I know that God has designed this to be and by the special grace of God, we will all work hard to ensure victory for the party.

“There is no doubt that there is a great work ahead of each and every one of us. The process is going to be collective, and we are trusting that all our party members will want a part of that story at the end of the day,” he added.

While soliciting the support of party members, Okowa said, “the story, which will obviously be positive, will yield a positive result. It will require that each and every one of us must support our principal as we move forward in the next few months and in the end, win the elections with a landslide victory.

“And in doing so, we must create in ourselves a new self, a new approach to political issues, a new commitment, which I believe will all yearn for.

“It will require a lot of commitment from each and every one of us. It will require the unity of each and every one of us, in our various wards, in our various Local Governments and states,” the governor stated.

Expressing the confidence that the PDP will emerge victorious in the 2023 polls, Okowa said, “I am privileged to be on this ticket and by the special grace of God, with the national chairman leading us, it will be well with our party.

“Please, let’s join hands together to work with our principal, to ensure that we win the elections landslide,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Atiku, who said the decision was difficult, “but, as someone hoping to lead a complex country such as ours, tough and difficult decisions would remain a part of my everyday life”, went on to announce Okowa as his running mate.

According to him, Okowa, who was one of the contenders he defeated in the PDP presidential primaries, said he “personifies not only the seriousness the current moment represents for our country but also the future that our young people yearn for and deserve.

“He is a serving State Governor who has demonstrated, in his state and through his conduct, that governance is about service to the people.

“I know that he will not only add excitement to our already energized ticket and campaign, but will also help to bring focus, discipline and stability to our government, come 2023,” the former vice president stated.

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